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Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017
     Book Club to Go  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George   June THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP by Nina George    

   Click on the book to place a copy on hold.

    Location: Goodyear

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

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

    Location: Ellet

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

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

    Location: Ellet

Wednesday June 14, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Socrates Cafe  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8585   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

SOCRATES CAFÉ

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

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

A student working to improve reasoning and thinking skills? 

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

If so, join us at the Socrates Café!

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

No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

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

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

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Saturday June 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM NH Game Time  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch   330.467.8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

NORDONIA HILLS GAME TIME

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

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

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

Third Saturday of each month.

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

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

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

Sand Dollar Wall Hanging

Bring the beach inside!  Using fishing line, beads, sand dollars and driftwood, create a small wall hanging to display indoors or outside.  Class size is limited.  Please register in advance.  Ages 16 and up preferred.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

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

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

    Location: Richfield
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Word 1-3 Practical Application  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Word 1-3 Practical Application

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

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

The First and Third Saturdays of the month, 11 am

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

    Location: Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better Body Personal Traning  
    Contact: Odom Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for yoga as we build a better body and mind and become more Zen. The class will be led by a member of the Build a Better Body Personal Training team from Green, OH. Bring your own yoga mat or grab one provided. Activity for all fitness levels and adults and teens over the age of sixteen.

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

PAWS for Reading

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Building Things-Lego Freestyle  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Go crazy building with friends, family and fellow LEGO lovers.  

LEGO bricks, base plates and mats provided.  

    Location: Norton
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Dudes, Duct Tape, and Donuts  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Dudes, Duct Tape, and Donuts
Saturday, June 17, 2 pm
What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by making something out of duct tape and eating donuts with your favorite dude?
Registration is requested. 
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Paws for Reading  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
PAWS for Reading
Saturdays, June 17, July 15, August 12, 2 pm
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pal, Kivrin.
Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pal will read to you.
This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud.
Children of all ages are welcome.
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Meditation Program  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-643-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Presented by Simone R. Richardson, Akron-Summit County Public Library

Stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system through sitting meditation (zazen), walking meditation (kinhin), and stress reduction meditation (visualization). The parasympathetic nervous system controls the “rest and digest” response in the body which is a system that slows the heart and breathing rate, and causes blood vessels to dilate thus improving blood flow. For those planning to attend this session, Wearing loose or stretchy clothing is recommended.

    Location: Richfield
   2:30 PM Science Saturday  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills!akronlibrary.org
   

SCIENCE SATURDAY

Dr. UR Awesome is the current Guinness world Record holder in both indoor and outdoor bubbles.  He is also a skilled bubbleologist!

Do you like to see how things work?  Are you a hands-on-type of kid?  This program is for you and your family.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   3:00 PM Family Fitness  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Family Fitness

Saturday, June 17, 3 pm

A Build a Body Personal Training instructor will motivate the entire family during this all ages fitness class.  Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing.

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

All ages are welcome.

    Location: Northwest Akron

Sunday June 18, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday June 19, 2017
     On Your Own  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Day at the Beach – June 19 Look in the NatureConnect window and observe the things found at the beach.

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

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office 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: Fairlawn-Bath
   11:00 AM Baby & Me  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 0 – 18 months and their grown-ups

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

    Location: Highland Square
   11:00 AM Mr. Puppet  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Mr. Puppet will make you laugh out loud with his ventriloquism and puppet shows.

    Location: Ellet
   1:00 PM Movie Matinee Mondays  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Mondays, 1 pm

Large groups please schedule ahead with the teen librarian to make a reservation for all movies due to limited space.

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (PG) (90 minutes) - June 19

What do our pets do all day when we are not at home?  Whatever they want!  A terrier named Max regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner is gone.

    Location: Goodyear
   2:00 PM Mr. Puppet  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Tons of laughs and puppets are the ingredients for a show from Mr. Puppet. Vaudeville is alive and well, so sit back, relax, and bring your funny bone to the show ‘cause you're going to need it.

    Location: Highland Square
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LEGO-licious Mondays  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
LEGO-licious Mondays
June 19, July 10 & 17, August 14 & 21, 2 pm
Grades K-6
Love Legos? So do we! Join us for an afternoon of fun, creativity, and building!
No registration required.
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office 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: Fairlawn-Bath
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Ellet Needle Crafters  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

 

    Location: Ellet
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM VolunTeen Nights  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Looking for community service hours for school, church or Scouts?  Join us as we engage in different activities to support a variety of organizations.   Activities may include writing letters of support for Operation Gratitude or local shut-ins, creating centerpieces and door hangings to donate to St. Luke Lutheran Community.  Come make a difference in your community by donating a few hours to help brighten another’s day.  

Monday, June 19, 5:30 pm -7:30 pm July Fourth Crafts and letter making for St. Luke’s residents

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:00 PM Summer Citrus-Inspired Paint Party  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Tap into your creative side with a night of summer painting. Kimberly Henderson will guide you as you create your own, one-of-a-kind, citrus-themed masterpiece to keep for your wall décor.  Class size is limited to 15 adult participants. Registration begins on Monday, May 22.

    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, popcorn, and drinks!
 
June 19: Sing (PG) (110 min)
 July 17: Rock Dog (PG) (80 min)
 August 21: The Lego Batman Movie (PG) (90 min)
    Location: Maple Valley
   6:30 PM Campfire Story Time  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Campfire Story Time

Mondays, June 19, July 24, 6:30 pm

Families, join us outside for a special storytime with stories, songs, and activities. No registration is necessary. Please bring a blanket or towel to sit on.

    Location: Northwest Akron
   6:30 PM Garage Organization  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Presented by Lynne Poulton,LSW Certified Professional Organizer with Wholly Organized!®LLC.  Ms. Poulton will discuss the best practices on organizing your garage space.

 
    Location: Green
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Sedona Bracelets  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Sedona Bracelets with Jennie Thewlis

Jennie Thewlis of Beadtini Boutique Designs will teach you how to make a Sedona bracelet. Limited to 15 participants. Please call the branch to register beginning Monday, June 5.

    Location: North Hill
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Stories in the Garden  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Ages 2-6

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

 

    Location: Firestone Park

Tuesday June 20, 2017
   10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

    Location: Ellet
   10:30 AM Preschool Story Time  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

PRESCHOOL TALES

For 2 - 6 year olds and their families

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

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown ups

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

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

Tuesday, June 20, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: North Hill
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Terrific Tuesdays  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Outback Ray

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:00 PM Elec Simon  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Percussionist, Elec Simon will get your feet tapping with his musical talent and positive message of love, tolerance and understanding.  A great show for all ages.

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

Tuesdays, 1 pm

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

Mr. Puppet - June 20

His business is laughter so get ready to laugh and enjoy the hilarious Mr. Puppet.

    Location: Goodyear
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Building Challenge  
    Contact: Odom Blvd Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Teens are invited to challenge each other and themselves while trying to build the tallest and strongest structures. Are you up to the challenge? Please register in advance for this program. 

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

Books are available in advance at the circulation desk.

June 20- At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen

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    Location: Ellet
   2:00 PM Family Movie Afternoon  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Family Movie Afternoon

Tuesdays, June 20, July 18, 2 pm

Come out of the sun and into the library to enjoy popcorn and a movie.

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

BUBBLE LADY

Witness some amazing bubbles!  You won't believe your eyes!

Program is for students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM Teen Build a Better Meal Challenge  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330-864-5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

For Grades 4-12. Test your culinary skills against your competitors and see if you have what it takes to make the best appetizer and dessert with the ingredients provided. Registration is requested.  

    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM Teen Tuesdays  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Teen Tuesdays
For grades 5 - 12

Call the branch for details, 330-633-4345

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

Draw or Doodle?  

Cartoonist and Graphic Artist Donald Peoples shares some tips to improve your drawing skills.

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

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

BORN TO RUN by Bruce Springsteen

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

Summer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)

It’s hot outside, so come to the Library to check out these cool experiments.

Everything will be provided and no registration required.

    Location: Norton
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Terrific Tuesdays  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Outback Ray

    Location: Firestone Park
     Out of this World Crafts  
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Get galactic with your crafting! Make your own galaxy tote bag, constellation keychain and much more!

    Location: Main Library
   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 June, we will discuss THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER by Phaedra Patrick.

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

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

June 6-The Chants

 

    Location: Ellet
   6:30 PM Investment Perspectives  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Tuesday, June 20, 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 Local Author: Ginny Bache  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program
Author Ginny Bache will give a summary about her new book, WAKE UP AMERICA: OUR HEALTHCARE IS BEING USURPED.

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

THE NOVEL IN YOU: INTRODUCTION TO NOVEL WRITING

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Essential Oils Presentation  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn what essential oils are, where they come from, and how they can support health from wellness advocate Lana Kearns.  The three major ways to use essential oils will be explained, and samples will be available for participants to smell. 

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

    Location: Highland Square
   6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM The Sights and Sounds of Summer  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

The Sights and Sounds of Summer - Relax to the sounds of the hammered dulcimer. View summer butterflies and gardens and plenty of flowers.

Birds fill the air as clouds float by; dazzling fireworks light the evening sky. Experience the peace and beauty of a moonlit night.

You won't want to miss Mary Lou Jubin as she returns to Norton Library for another popular hammered dulcimer program.

 

    Location: Norton
   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 June, we will discuss I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS by Maya Angelou.

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

COOKBOOK CLUB

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

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

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Wednesday June 21, 2017
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

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

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

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

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

June 21 is the fun theme of Busy Bees!

    Location: Norton
   11:00 AM Summer Special Events Series  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

June 21 A wild visit from the Akron Zoo

    Location: Green
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

All ages

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by a play time or fun activity. 

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

Wednesday, June 21, 11:30 am

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join the Mogadore Branch Library for some summer fun and entertainment.
Performances are at 11:30 am and 2 pm unless specified.  No need to register-just come and have FUN!
 
The Bubble Lady

 

    Location: Mogadore
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays, June 7-July 26, 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Relax and re-energize with Tai Chi...the slow movements and mindful breathing make Tai Chi the perfect exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities, from the exercise novice to the professional athlete.  Wear exercise shoes and comfortable cloths, and bring a water bottle.

Location: Main Library Park at the corner of Main and Mill Streets.

(Alternate location, Meeting Room 2AB).

    Location: Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

LUNCH BUNCH

Students going into Kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to join Miss Sue for a story and a craft.  Bring your lunch and your listening ear!

Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Please register in advance.

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

Mystery Book Discussion Group

3rd Wednesdays, 1 pm

June 21 HOME by Harlan Coben

July 19 THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   1:00 PM Summer Special Events Series  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

June 21 A wild visit from the Akron Zoo

    Location: Green
   1:00 PM The People in Your Neighborhood—Fairlawn Police Department  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us as we visit the Fairlawn Police Department, located at 3487 S. Smith Rd. We will tour the entire department, learning about a police officer’s role in our community and then get up close to see the police cars. For children ages 3-6 and their adult caregivers.  The tour is limited to 20 children. 

Registration begins Monday, June 12.

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

Summer Reading Performers:

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

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

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

July 12 - Elec Simon - African dummer performer.

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

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

    Location: Odom
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Paint the Walk  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.836.1081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Paint the Walk

Wednesday, June 21, 1 pm – 3 pm

In collaboration with the Northwest Family Recreation Center, we will beautify our landscape by painting the walkways in front of our building.  Bring the whole family for this fun and creative activity!

    Location: Northwest Akron
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Afternoon Movies  
    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

HIDDEN FIGURES starring Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer

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

Wednesday, June 21, 2 pm

Make Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join the Mogadore Branch Library for some summer fun and entertainment.
Performances are at 11:30 am and 2 pm unless specified.  No need to register-just come and have FUN!
 
The Bubble Lady

 

    Location: Mogadore
   2:00 PM Magician Rick Smith, Jr.: Summer Reading Weekly Events  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

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

June 14: Sogbety Diomande Drumming and dance Ivory Coast style

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

June 28: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

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

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

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

July 26: Celebrate Summer Reading Party!

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

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

Enjoy the music and stories of Sam Sapp!

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

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

Enjoy the music and stories of Sam Sapp!

    Location: North Hill
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lindsay Bonilla  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibrary
   

Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm
June 21-  Story teller Lindsay Bonilla from World of Difference will get our imaginations running.
 

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

Zen Spa Day

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

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

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

Rocky and her furry friends are waiting for you!

    Location: Norton
   6:00 PM WRHS Presents Euclid Beach Park – Cleveland’s Most Beloved Amusement Park  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   3306447050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Western Reserve Historical Society Presents:

Euclid Beach Park – Cleveland’s Most Beloved Amusement Park

Do you remember the food, rides, and attractions?  What makes Euclid Beach Park so memorable?  Learn about its early beginnings in 1895 and reminisce about its heyday until the final days in 1969. Light refreshments served.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:30 PM How To Spot And Stop A Scam  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Joseph McCovey, Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs, will talk to you about what to look for and how to prevent becoming a victim of scams.

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

YOGA OFF THE MAT

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

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

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

WRITERS GUILD OF NORDONIA HILLS

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

Please bring a sample of your work to share.

 

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Egyptian Tomb Excavation Series  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

KV-63:  What the Objects Tell Us, and Nefertiti: Sorting Myth From Reality (Part II) 

Learn about dates, uses and importance of the items found.

Professor Emeritus Earl Ertman, from the University of Akron, shares his experiences excavating tomb KV63.  An art history professor, Ertman shifted his emphasis to ancient art and, after winning a Smithsonian Research and Development Grant in 1971 with a colleague, began working in tombs in Egypt. 

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

    Location: Highland Square

Thursday June 22, 2017
   6:30 AM Tai Chi  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Summer Fitness With Instructor Nancy Gardner

Tai Chi  

Tai Chi is an "internal" Chinese martial art, most often practiced for its many health benefits and mind/body connections. The slow movements and mindful breathing make Tai Chi the perfect exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities.

 
    Location: Green
   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 Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Story Time runs Thursdays, June 8 – July 27.

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

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

 

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

Thursday, June 22, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

Every Thursday

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

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

Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays

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

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

Come join us for an hour of fun!

 

 

    Location: Odom
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office 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: Fairlawn-Bath
   11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Outback Ray is back with his astounding animal friends.

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

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

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

Feel free to bring your own supplies or use ours.

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

TODDLER STORY TIME

Our programs feature short stories, songs and rhymes!

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

Please register in advance.

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

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Our programs feature stories, songs, rhymes and more!

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Musician, Sam Sapp

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   1:00 PM Heirloom seeds? Yes, please!  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Join staff from our Science & Technology Division for this program on planning your garden both to maximize your harvest and your seed-saving ability. Heirloom seeds are open-pollinated varieties which will breed true and can be saved from one harvest for the next year’s planting.  The Akron-Summit County Public Library has a Seed Sharing Library in the Science & Technology Division at Main Library which is available whenever the library is open.

 
    Location: Green
   1:00 PM Mr. Puppet Show  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Come and see Mr. Puppet and his friends in a zany show!

    Location: Kenmore
   1:00 PM Project Runway  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Sign up to be a designer or model in our fourth Project Runway event. Designers will have an hour and a half to design an outfit with materials provided by the library. Models will have hair and makeup done and will wear the designer's outfits for judging. Registration requested beginning June 1. Limit of 10 designers and 10 models.

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

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursdays: Magician Rick Smith, Jr  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver.
No registration required.
 
June 22: Magician Rick Smith, Jr
June 29: The Hilarious Ventriloquist, Mr. Puppet
July 6: Storigami Storyteller, Christine Kallevig
July 13: The Famed and Inspirational Percussionist, Elec Simon
July 20: The Magic of David Anthony
July 27: Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM Mind, Body & Soul: Bubble Lady  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.83   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Thursdays, 2 pm

 

June 22:  Bubble Lady

June 29:  Mad Science

July 13:   Rick Smith, Jr.

July 20:  Rockin’ Robots

July 27:  Sogbety Diomande 

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

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

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

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

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

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

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

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

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

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

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

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

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

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

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

GLOW IN THE DARK

Join Miss Sue for Glow in the Dark Fun and Games.

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in adavance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM Totally Teen Thursdays: Calm Coloring  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Thursday, June 22, 2 pm

Relax and color intricate patterns and designs while listening to music.  
 

Ages 11-18

 

    Location: Mogadore
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM David Anthony Magic and Illusion Show  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

David Anthony Magic and Illusion Show.  

    Location: Norton
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jammin' Jumpers  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

For grades 4 through 12. Join members of Ohio's Jammin' Jumpers Jump Rope Team in this exhilarating workshop and see if you have what it takes to be a competitive jumper. Jumpers should come wear comfortable shoes; no flip flops or sandals, please. Jump ropes will be provided.

    Location: North Hill
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Excel 1-3 Practical Application  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Microsoft Office Excel 1-3 Practical Application

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

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

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

    Location: Kenmore
   6:00 PM Antique Appraisal Fair  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Bring your favorite antique to the library and have it appraised by Jason Adams.
Limit two items per person (no swords or firearms). For large items, you can bring a photograph.

Program size is limited so please call 330-633-4345 to register.
Please call if you need to cancel your reservation.

Spectators are welcome and do not need to register.

    Location: Tallmadge
   6:00 PM Movies@Main: La La Land  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

A jazz pianist and an aspiring actress meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. Critically acclaimed musical and winner of six (almost seven) Oscars. Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and John Legend. Rated PG-13. 127 min

    Location: Main Library-Auditorium
   6:00 PM Patriotic Crafts  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, June 22, 6 pm  
 
Come get creative at this patriotic craft free-for-all. You will have a variety of
yarn-wrapped flag projects to choose from, including wreaths, vases and flower pots.
Supply options will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 330-628-9228 to register. 

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
   6:00 PM The Gardens at Stan Hywet Hall - Author Talk  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   3308361081   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

The Gardens at Stan Hywet Hall – Author Talk and Book Signing

Thursday, June 22, 6 pm

Join Julie Frey, Director of Museum Services and Curator at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, as she uncovers the hidden history of The Gardens at Stan Hywet Hall. The book, to be published in May 2017, explores the history and evolution of Stan Hywet Hall’s landscape design. Frey highlights the landscape design and garden spaces using information from original Seiberling correspondence, as well as photographs taken during the early years of the estate. The book also touches on the restoration efforts undertaken by the Stan Hywet Hall Foundation since it assumed ownership of the property in 1957.  Copies of The Gardens at Stan Hywet Hall will be available for purchase and signing following the talk. 

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

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

Please call 330-376-2927 for more information.

    Location: Highland Square

Friday June 23, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friday Summer Movies - Build a Better Mind  
    Contact: Odom Blvd. Branch Library   330-643-8726   odomblvdbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Join us for a Friday afternoon movie that uplifts and inspires building a better mind.  Movies for Adults and teens over the age of sixteen.

June 23 HE NAMED ME MALALA

July 7 THE HUNDRED- FOOT JOURNEY

July 21 HIDDEN FIGURES

    Location: Odom

Saturday June 24, 2017
     Kids Create Take-it Make-it Crafts  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

NH GAME TIME

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

All ages welcome.

No registration is necessary.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   10:30 AM  -  2:00 PM What's On the Menu?  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Introduce fun eats into your heart and home. Join us for a day of cooking demonstrations! 

10:30-Join Abbe Turner from Lucky Penny Farm as she demonstrates how to make homemade ricotta cheese

11:45-Meet cookbook author Carla Snyder. She'll experiment with vegetarian delights

1:00-Explore Arabic cuisine with Alia Almashni and learn about Middle Eastern dishes 

Meeting Room 2AB

 

    Location: Main Library
   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 Zentangle Fun  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Join Carol Bailey Floyd to learn the fun and stress-relieving art of Zentangle.  Kit will be provided.  Space is limited, so please register at 330-745-6126.

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

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

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

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

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

Build and create with a variety of building materials.

    Location: Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Buckeye Martinfest  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

Buckeye Martinfest

North Reservoir

Saturday, June 24, 2-4 pm

Stop by our table for crafts and giveaways as we celebrate Portage Lakes being the Purple Martin Capital of Ohio!  We love participating in this annual event sponsored by the Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association.

    Location: Portage Lakes
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Drawing from Life  
    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
   

Drawing from life is a skill that anyone can acquire once they've learned a few tricks! This class is an introduction to the fundamental ways artists translate what they see from the three-dimensional world onto a two-dimensional surface. We will do exercises which will challenge you to "see" like an artist and help to demystify the process of drawing the infinitely complex world. Join artist Claire Marks as she presents this informative and exciting class. Please call the branch to sign up.

    Location: Maple Valley

Sunday June 25, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Sunday Story Time Sampler  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Sunday

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

    Location: Main Library

Monday June 26, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  12:00 PM North Hill Needle Crafters  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

North Hill Needle Crafters

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

    Location: North Hill
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office 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: Fairlawn-Bath
   11:00 AM Build a Body  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Build a body presents a family fitness program that will get your blood pumping.

    Location: Ellet
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Special Program: Touch-A-Truck  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   
Monday, June 26, 12:30-2 pm
 
 
Bring the entire family to the Library anytime between 12:30-2 pm.
Special guests from our community will display their trucks in the Mogadore High School parking lot. 
Explore a bookmobile, fire truck, school bus, and other vehicles while learning how they are used in our community. 
Rain or shine, come to the library, check out some books, and touch-a-truck! 
 
A big thank you to the Library’s Mobile Services Department, Mogadore High School,
Adorni’s Service Center, Mogadore Post Office,  Mock Pond Shop and Two Men and a Truck for providing vehicles and their time.
 
    Location: Mogadore
   1:00 PM Life Skills: Financial Fitness  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult and Teen Event      

Learn how to balance a checkbook, and how to use credit cards.  What does a credit score mean?  Learn these financial life skills, presented by Aaron Curry of Key Bank.

    Location: Green
   2:00 PM Outback Ray's Amazing Animal Show  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show is fun, exciting and very educational. This hands-on show is extremely entertaining for kids of all ages. Outback Ray will bring 10–15 captive born, exotic animals. The animals are trained and handled daily to ensure the safety of the audience as well of the animals.

    Location: Highland Square
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Microsoft Office 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: Fairlawn-Bath
   6:00 PM The Hower House  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

The Hower House

Located on the University of Akron campus, how much do you really know about this National Historic Landmark? Learn about the Hower family, the 28 room Victorian mansion, and the ongoing events that keep this one of the best preserved houses in the country.  Enjoy a cup of tea after.  Please register in advance.  Presented by Sherri Thompson and Lyn Benedict.

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

Enjoy discussion and share current knitting and crochet projects. 

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

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

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

SUN CATCHER

Join Miss Sue and make a sun catcher wind chime.

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

Please register in advance.

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

Family Program

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

    Location: Green
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Jumping Off the Page: A Storytelling Festival with Wandering Aesthetics Theatre  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330.535.9423   northbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Jumping Off the Page: A Storytelling Festival with Wandering Aesthetics Theatre

Join stortellers Kyle Jozsa and Nici Romo from Wandering Aesthetics Theatre as they share stories and fables from around the world.  You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll have a fabulous time!  For all ages.

    Location: North Hill
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Stories in the Garden  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

Ages 2-6

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

 

    Location: Firestone Park

Tuesday June 27, 2017
   10:05 AM Baby Story Play Group  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

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

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

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

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

PRESCHOOL TALES

For 2 - 6 year olds and their families

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

Preschool Story Time

(2 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver)

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

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

    Location: Northwest Akron
   10:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   
   

Ages 18 months – 5 years old and their grown ups

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

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

Tuesday, June 27, 10:30 am

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

Ages 3 and up

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

Bricks 4 Kidz

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

Tuesdays, 1 pm

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

Outback Ray - June 27

Exciting, fun, and educational!  Outback Ray brings exotic animals for us to see and learn about.

 

    Location: Goodyear
   1:00 PM Rick Smith Jr.  
    Contact: Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library   330-666-4888   fairlawnbath@akronlibrary.org
   

Rick Smith Jr., magician, illusionist, and world record holder returns with an exciting new show that will entertain kids of all ages.

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Adult Coloring Class  
    Contact: Maple Valley Library   330.864.5721   maplevalley@akronlibrary.org
    You will enjoy this class. Adult coloring is all the craze right now. It is a great relaxing way to be creative and to relieve stress. All supplies are provided by the library. Please stop by or call the branch to register.
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM Mystery Make It and Take It Summer Treat  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Pop in to create a yummy treat to eat or take with you.  The mystery yummy will be revealed that day.

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

MAD SCIENCE

A science themed show that is designed to amaze and inspire.

Program is for students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

Please register in advance.

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

Teen Tuesdays
For grades 5 - 12

Call the branch for details, 330-633-4345

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

Project Runway

With limited time, a selection of materials, and an abundance of creativity see what you can make!  Finished projects will be judged in various categories for prizes. Please pre-register.

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

Messy Party

Dress for a mess and bring your sense of adventure too. 

Activities will include messy games, messy crafts and messy food. 

We’d bring a change of clothes if we were you!

Everthing will be provided and no registration is required.

    Location: Norton
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Party Animals  
    Contact: Teen Area   330.643.9067   ysodiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Lions and tigers and dinosaurs! OH MY! Who can resist those adorable tiny plastic animals? Get creative turning them into keychains, jewelry, wall mounted trophies and whatever you can dream up! Have fun and be a party animal. 

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

TEENS DO SOMETHING!

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

Please see Miss Sue with any questions.

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

Tuesday, June 27, 3:30-5 pm 

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

 

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

ADULT COLORING NIGHT

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

For adults and teens over the age of sixteen.

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

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

    Location: Firestone Park
   6:30 PM Annual Teen Cupcake Bake-off  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Teen Event

Bakers and tasters needed! 

To register for this program or for more information, ask at the front desk.

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

THE NOVEL IN YOU: INTRODUCTION TO NOVEL WRITING

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

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

Wednesday June 28, 2017
   10:30 AM Baby Time  
    Contact: Children's Library   330.643.9050   
   

Every Wednesday

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

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

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

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

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

June 28 - Get in the Construction Zone!

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   11:00 AM Summer Special Events Series  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

June 28 Bubbleologist Dr. UR Awesome

    Location: Green
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Firestone Park Branch Library   330-724-2126   
   

All ages

Join us for stories, music, movement and fun! Each session will be followed by a play time or fun activity. 

    Location: Firestone Park
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pitter Patter Playgroup  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Pitter Patter Playgroup
Wednesdays, June 7-July 26, 11:30 am
Ages 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and toys!
Both children and caregivers can join in the fun!
No registration required… just come and play! 
    Location: Maple Valley
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner  
    Contact: Science & Technology Division   330-643-9075   stdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Relax and re-energize with Tai Chi...the slow movements and mindful breathing make Tai Chi the perfect exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities, from the exercise novice to the professional athlete.  Wear exercise shoes and comfortable cloths, and bring a water bottle.

Location: Main Library Park at the corner of Main and Mill Streets.

(Alternate location, Meeting Room 2AB).

    Location: Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunch Bunch  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

LUNCH BUNCH

Students going into Kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to join Miss Sue for a story and a craft.  Bring your lunch and your listening ear!

Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   1:00 PM Summer Special Events Series  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Family Events

Wednesdays, 11 am OR 1 pm (Choose the time that is best for your family)

June 28 Bubbleologist Dr. UR Awesome

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

Summer Reading Performers:

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

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

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

July 12 - Elec Simon - African dummer performer.

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

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

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

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

June 14: Sogbety Diomande Drumming and dance Ivory Coast style

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

June 28: Bubble Lady The wonderful world of bubbles

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

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

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

July 26: Celebrate Summer Reading Party!

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

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

Marissa Dubina will bring some of her favorite pets from the Realm of the Reptile!

    Location: North Hill
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Outback Ray  
    Contact: Richfield Library   330-659-4343   dnagy@akronlibray.org
   

Performer Line Up Family fun for all ages:
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm
June 28- Outback Ray and his wild friends will come and visit with us.
 

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

Teen Trivia: Jeopardy style

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

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

    Location: Main Library
   3:00 PM Craft Mix-It-Up  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch Library   330.643.4702   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Craft Mix-It-Up

Wednesday, June 28, 3 pm

Use your creativity and a variety of materials to express yourself.

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

PUPPY TRAINING

Start your puppy off right and learn the tips and tricks of training a well-behaved puppy from Drew & Michele Delgross of Pet State University.  This one-hour seminar will start you out with housetraining, basic commands, and more, but is for owners only - please do not bring your puppy.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Egyptian Tomb Excavation Series  
    Contact: Highland Square   330-376-2927   kgerlach@akronlibrary.org
   

Nefertiti: More Than a Wife and Queen/Tutankhamun’s Reign (includes New Research!)

Learn about Nefertiti, and some details of King Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Professor Emeritus Earl Ertman, from the University of Akron, shares his experiences excavating tomb KV63.  An art history professor, Ertman shifted his emphasis to ancient art and, after winning a Smithsonian Research and Development Grant in 1971 with a colleague, began working in tombs in Egypt. 

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

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

READERS CHOICE of a Charles Finch Mystery

Title: A Burial at Sea (Charles Lenox Series #5), Author: Charles FinchTitle: A Stranger in Mayfair (Charles Lenox Series #4), Author: Charles FinchTitle: The Fleet Street Murders (Charles Lenox Series #3), Author: Charles Finch

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 June 29, 2017
   10:15 AM Stories and Play  
    Contact: Goodyear Branch Library   330-784-7522   goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

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

Story Time runs Thursdays, June 8 – July 27.

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

Thursday, June 29, 10:30 am

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

Ages birth – 3 ½

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

Every Thursday

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

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

Preschool Fun - Story Time Thursdays

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

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

Come join us for an hour of fun!

 

 

    Location: Odom
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office 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: Fairlawn-Bath
   11:00 AM Thrilling Thursdays!  
    Contact: Portage Lakes Branch   330-644-7050   portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
   

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

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

    Location: Portage Lakes
   1:00 PM Fabulous Family Fun  
    Contact: Tallmadge   330.633.4345   
   

Family Fit Program, Build a Body Team

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

    Location: Tallmadge
   1:00 PM Jungle Bob  
    Contact: Kenmore Branch Library   330-745-6126   kenmore@akronlibrary.org
   

Learn about some amazing animals with Jungle Bob!

    Location: Kenmore
   1:00 PM Mosaic Art with Leona from Don Drumm Studios  
    Contact: Ellet Branch Library   330-784-2019   
   

Grades 6-12. Teen favorite Leona is back for her eighth summer to teach a glass on glass mosaic piece without grout. The theme of the artwork is beach or anything you wish. Two designs will be available from which particpants will create a 5x7 glass framed piece. Participants are welcome to create their own simple designs as well. Registration requested beginning June 1. Limit of 20 participants.

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

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

June 29 Moana

    Location: Richfield
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Thrilling Thursdays: Ventriloquist, Mr. Puppet  
    Contact: Maple Valley Branch Library   330.864.5721   eramsay@akronlibrary.org
   
Thrilling Thursdays
Join us every Thursday, 1:30 pm
For all ages; children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by a caregiver.
No registration required.
 
June 29: The Hilarious Ventriloquist, Mr. Puppet
July 6: Storigami Storyteller, Christine Kallevig
July 13: The Famed and Inspirational Percussionist, Elec Simon
July 20: The Magic of David Anthony
July 27: Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show
    Location: Maple Valley
   2:00 PM Mind, Body & Soul: Mad Science  
    Contact: Northwest Akron Branch   330.83   northwest@akronlibrary.org
   

Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers

Thursdays, 2 pm

June 29:  Mad Science

July 13:   Rick Smith, Jr.

July 20:  Rockin’ Robots

July 27:  Sogbety Diomande 

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

Summer Movies
Thursdays, 2 pm June 8 to August 24

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

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

June 15: Zootopia-Rated PG, 111 min.

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

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

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

July 13: Sing-Rated PG, 108 min.

July 20: Moana-Rated PG, 107 min.

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

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

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

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

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

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

AIRPLANE RACES

The 5th Annual Paper Airplane Races!  Come race your designs against other worthy oppo

For students in grades 5 and up.

Please register in adavance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills
   2:00 PM Totally Teen Thursdays: Teen MakerSpace  
    Contact: Mogadore Branch Library   330-628-9228   mogadorebranch@akronlibrary.org
   
Thursday, June 29, 2 pm 
 
Ever played a keyboard made of bananas? Want to create your own buttons?  
Program squishy circuits?  Make a stain glass jar?
Try all these and more at our Teen MakerSpace.
 
Ages 11-18
 

 

 

    Location: Mogadore
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM DIY Jewelry and Keychains  
    Contact: North Hill Branch Library   330-535-9423   northhill@akronlibrary.org
   

For grades 4 through 12. Join us to learn about the jewelry arts in this hands-on workshop.

    Location: North Hill
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Outback Ray's Amazing Animal Show  
    Contact: Norton Branch Library   330-825-7800   nortonbranch@akronlibrary.org
   

Outback Ray's Amazing Animal Show.  Up-close fun and knowledge building all about the animal friends of Outback Ray.

    Location: Norton
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Excel 4-6 Practical Application  
    Contact: Electronic Services   330-643-9145   esdiv@akronlibrary.org
   

Microsoft Office Excel 4-6 Practical Application

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

 

Please visit our website for more information:

 

    Location: Fairlawn-Bath
   3:00 PM Edible Architecture  
    Contact: Goodyear Library   3307847522   Goodyear@akronlibrary.org
   

Edible Architecture - June 29

Recreate some famous buildings with edible bricks you can then devour.

For ages 11 - 18

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

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

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

Thursday, June 29, 6 pm 

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

Theme: Picnic in the Garden

    Location: Mogadore
   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: China Seas  
    Contact: Culture & AV   330-643-9015   
   
Kung Fu Panda 3 movie poster
 

Clark Gable plays the captain of a ship battling modern-day pirates, a typhoon and two women vying for his attention. Also starring Jean Harlow, Rosalind Russell, Wallace Beery and Robert Benchley. 87 min. Introduction and discussion afterward.

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

The following books were nominated for the 2017 Edgar Award for the best paperback original story.  Do you agree?  Read one, read all, your choice.

A BRILLIANT DEATH by Robin Yocum

HEART OF STONE by James W. Ziskin

THE 7TH CANON by Robert Dugoni

 

    Location: Portage Lakes
   6:30 PM Unknown Beatles  
    Contact: Green Branch Library   330.896.9074   
   

Adult Program

Beatles enthusiast Ray Carmen presents little-known songs, videos, facts and trivia about the world's most famous band.

    Location: Green
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Countryside Conservancy Program  
    Contact: Richfield Branch Library   330-659-4343   mdaly@akronlibrary.org
   

Presented by Brian Reitz, Developmental Director for The Countryside Conservancy.

Learn about The Farmers Markets, Food Swaps, and Cooking Classes offered by The Conservancy. The purpose of Countryside Conservancy is to connect people, food, and land by increasing public awareness of how food and farming impact personal, community, and environmental health, and by inspiring personal commitment to building a resilient, sustainable food culture. They pursue our purpose across Northeast Ohio through numerous regional collaborations and a unique partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

    Location: Richfield
   7:00 PM A Photographer's Guide to Ohio  
    Contact: Nordonia Hills Branch Library   330-467-8595   nordoniahills@akronlibrary.org
   

A PHOTOGRAPHER'S GUIDE TO OHIO

Photographer and author Ian Adams discusses his decades of work in the Buckeye State, presenting some of his work, and sharing thoughts on capturing the beauty of Ohio.

Please register in advance.

    Location: Nordonia Hills

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