Library Events

Library Events
Akron-Summit County Public Library
Free and Open to the Public. CONTENTS
Main Library Programs.................................. 1-3
Adult Branch Programs............................... 3-10
Teen Branch Programs............................... 10-13
Children’s Branch Programs...................... 14-20
Friends of the Library Book Sales................... 20
MAIN PROGRAMS
MAIN LIBRARY - 330.643.9000
60 S. High St., Akron, 44326
BUSINESS & GOVERNMENT
330.643.9020
CHILDREN’S LIBRARY
330.643.9050
School Age Programs for Grades K-6
Tuesdays, June 10-July 29, 2 pm Groups of 30
or more: Please call to register. Space is limited.
June 10 Rick Smith Jr.: Amazing Magic
June 17 SciMobile: Uncover the Mysteries of
Science
June 24 Sobety Diamonde: Drummer and
Storyteller Extraordinaire
July 1 Fizz Boom Read! Science Day
July 8 Mad Science: An Entertaining and
Funny Way to Look at Science
July 15 Bubble Lady: The Wonderful World of
Bubbles
July 22 Celebrate a summer full of science and
reading. We will have crafts, cake and more.
July 29 Jungle Terry: Don’t miss this fun
scientific safari with Jungle Terry and his
animals.
Science Movies
Tuesdays in August, 2 pm Join us for
fun science movies in the Main Library
Auditorium. For all ages.
August 5 DisneyNature Chimpanzee
August 12 DisneyNature Earth
August 19 DisneyNature Oceans
August 26 DisneyNature Wings of Life
Early Childhood Programs
Preschool Story Time
Thursdays, 10:30 am For 2-5 year olds with an
adult caregiver.
A Time to Play
Every Second Tuesday, June 10, July 8, August
12, 10:30-11:30 am Families with young
children (ages 2-5) can drop in to play together
and meet new friends. We will have toys, art
materials, math/science, and music activities for
you to explore together.
Saturday Story Time Sampler
First and Third Saturdays of the month,
11 am A story time for preschool-primary
children and an adult caregiver, with crafts or
another activity.
Paws for Reading
Every Second Saturday, 11 am Share a book
with a certified therapy dog.
More School-Age Programs
Family Nature Day
Saturday, June 28, 2 pm
Geekfest
Saturday, July 26 Couldn’t make it to ComicCon®, but still want to celebrate your geeky
obsessions? Here’s your chance! Whether you’re
a fan of Star Wars, Batman, Doctor Who, Harry
Potter, or Naruto, you’re sure to have a great
time geeking out with your fellow fans of all
ages at Akron Library’s Geekfest! All fandoms
are welcome at this free all-ages event! Join
us in the Children’s Library for these special
events:
12-2 pm Art explorations and artist meet and
greet.
2-3 pm Character Fest Fun Activities inspired
by Pokemon, Digimon, Lego Ninjago and other
fandoms.
3 pm Character Parade in Main Library
Auditorium.
Special Science Fun Day
Saturday, August 23, 2 pm
Summer Movies
Wednesdays, July 2-July 30, 2 pm Main
Library Auditorium. For all ages. Large groups
welcome.
July 2 Frozen
July 9 Lego Movie
July 16 Despicable Me 2
July 23 Monsters University
July 30 Planes
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On-Your-Own Programs
Available all day every day!
NatureConnect
Check out our NatureConnect space and see
what’s new!
Tween Scene Space
A hang-out for kids (grades 3-6) with tweenappropriate books, games and activities.
Contests
Join us every week in June and July for a Special
Science Guess the Number Contest.
Decorate the Library
Help us decorate the library with your special
drawings. Drop in and let your creative energy
flow as we decorate the library with your
science- themed drawings.
CULTURE & AV
330.643.9015
First Wednesday Book Group
Begins at 6:30 pm For more information on
our lively group or the next title email [email protected]
akronlibrary.org or please call. Adults ages 18
and over. Copies of the discussion books are
available at the Culture & AV desk. Meeting
Room 1, door opens at 6 pm.
June 4-The Thirteenth Tale July 2-TBA
August 6-TBA
Poetry Hour
Saturdays, June 14, July 12, August 9, 3-4
pm Meeting Room 1, door opens at 2 pm.
Calling local poets! You are invited to read your
original poems. Poetry lovers are welcome to
listen to our local poets. Coffee and cookies
provided. Adults ages 18 and over. To register;
email [email protected] or please call.
Poems read at Poetry Hour should not be
overtly explicit in language or subject matter.
Thursday Movies @ Main
All films will be shown in the Main Library
Auditorium starting at 6 pm, unless otherwise
noted. All programs are free and open to the
public. Parking is free in the High/Market St.
deck for those arriving after 5 pm.
June 5 The Monuments Men
June 12 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
(special start time 5 pm)
June 19 Laura
June 26 Midnight Lace
MAIN PROGRAMS
If you need more detailed information
concerning the following programs,
please contact the library location of
your choice.
PRE-REGISTRATION
*Pre-registration is requested for most
programs and workshops.
**Pre-registration is requested for all
Story Times.
***Baby Time is for babies 6-24 months
with a parent or caregiver.
June – August 2014
Visit us at www.akronlibrary.org
MAIN PROGRAMS
ELECTRONIC SERVICES/TECHNOLOGY
CENTER
330.643.9145
Computer Training
Attend free computer classes! Our schedule
includes exciting opportunities for handson training in Main Library’s state of the art
computer lab. From basic computer skills
to Microsoft Excel, we have a class for you!
Check your local branch for days and times
of additional computer classes held at various
library locations. Visit our Website at www.
akronlibrary.org/training or pick up a brochure
at your local branch for class listings.
LIBRARY SHOP ON MAIN (LSOM)
330.643.9070
Owned and operated by Friends of the Main
Library, LSOM offers gently used books at
exceptionally low prices and unique gifts to
support ASCPL. Volunteer opportunities
are available by calling or visiting the Shop.
Learn more at www.lsom.org.
Father’s Day Book Sale
June 1-30 Featured Selections: Books on
sports, golf, military, transportation, men’s
biographies
Half-Price “Dot” Sale: June 3, 4, 5
Celebrate Summer Book Sale
July 1-31 Featured Selections: Large-print
summer reads, cookout cookbooks
Children’s Feature: Books on primates
Half-Price “Dot” Sale: July 8-10
Closed for Holiday: July 4-5
Pre-Akron-Marathon Book Sale
August 1-31 Featured Selections: Books on
marathon running and training
Children’s Feature: Books about bears
Half-Price “Dot” Sale: August 5-7
MOBILE SERVICES
330.643.9055
Bringing the Library to you!
Call for more information.
Health Info 101-You Can Do Better Than
Google
Tuesday, June 3, Wednesday, July 9 and
Thursday, August 7, 12:15 pm-1 pm and
6:30 pm-7:15 pm (two sessions offered each
date)
Learn how to tell which health websites offer
scientifically-based information that has been
evaluated by medical experts and how to
narrow your medical search. We will meet in
the First Floor Meeting Room.
Mind, Body & Sole Indoor Walking Tour
Saturdays, June 14, 21, and 28, 10:30 and
11:30 am Join the staff from the Science &
Technology Division’s Health Information
Center for a 1-mile walk through Main Library.
Wear comfortable shoes and meet at the
Science & Technology reference desk on the
1st floor of Main Library 5 minutes before the
program starts. When you have completed the
tour, be sure to add your accomplishment to
your Mind, Body & Sole exercise log!
Dog Days (and Cats, Too) - A Day About Pets
Saturday, July 12, 11 am Are you thinking
of adding a new dog or cat to your family?
Learn the basics of pet care and safety from
representatives of various local organizations.
Want to know what it takes to train a dog for
reading or other therapy? Find out at this event
for all ages! Please note: this event will take
place in the meeting rooms along the Library’s
High Street Level.
Bountiful Harvest
Saturday, August 9, 12:30 pm Join us for an
informative day as we prepare for harvesting
and preserving what we have grown all
summer. Learn about the Library’s Seed Sharing
Program and how you can take part. Local
experts will also share canning and preserving
tips as well as ideas on how to extend your
growing season. Please note: this event will
take place in the meeting rooms along the
Library’s High Street Level.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
330.643.9075
Introduction to Intellectual Property
Tuesdays, June 17, August 5, 6:30-7:30 pm
Learn the differences among the various types
of intellectual property, and how best to protect
your creative work. Please note: this class will
meet in Meeting Room 1 on the High Street
Level.
Celebrate Urban Birds
Every Thursday, 12:15 pm Join us rain or
shine, outside at the Library Park at the corner
of South Main and Mill Streets to help us
record the birds we see. Celebrate Urban Birds
is a program sponsored by The Cornell Lab of
Ornithology that is tracking 16 bird species
found in urban areas. All ages are welcome
to participate in this Citizen Science and
NatureConnect initiative.
Introduction to Patents & Patent Searching
Saturday, June 21, 10:15 am-noon and
Wednesday August 6, 6:15-7:45 pm Librarians
from the Science & Technology division will
explain the process of getting a U.S. patent,
and show you how to do a preliminary patent
search using the United States Patent &
Trademark Office website. Basic computer skills
and familiarity with the internet are suggested.
Please note: this class will meet in the Science &
Technology division on the 1st floor.
Please contact Science & Technology for more
information or to register for any of these
programs.
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Frisina Entrepreneurship Series
Wednesday, July 16, 5:30-6:30 pm Join local
patent attorney and SCORE volunteer Dominic
Frisina for this informative session aimed at
making the most of your intellectual property.
This session will focus on how to accelerate
the patent process, current patent policy at
the United States Patent and Trademark office
and how an inventor can use this information.
Please note: this class will meet in Meeting
Room 2 on the High Street level.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
330.643.9030
Unless otherwise indicated, these classes
meet at Main Library. See also our branch
calendars for additional genealogy class
offerings. For more information and to
register for our FREE classes and programs,
contact the Special Collections Division by
phone or [email protected]
Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research
Saturday, June 7, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
This class will introduce you to the many
features of Ancestry Library Edition and show
you how to do efficient and effective searches.
Because electronic resources are used, basic
computer skills are recommended. This class
meets in Computer Lab 2, First Floor.
Getting Started in African American
Genealogy
Saturday, June 21, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Not sure how or where to begin? The Special
Collections Division presents a two-hour
session for genealogy beginners who have a
specific interest in African American ancestral
research. This class meets in Meeting Room 1,
High Street Level.
Getting Started in Family History
Saturday, July 19, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Join the Special Collections Division for an
introduction to genealogy for new family
historians. This class includes an overview of
genealogical sources available at the library,
suggestions for getting started, and tips for
organizing your research. This class meets in
Meeting Room 1, High Street Level.
Branching Out: U.S. Vital Records and
Obituaries
Saturday, August 2, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
This class focuses on the types of genealogical
information and sources researchers encounter,
what to expect when working with U.S. vital
records and obituaries, and basic strategies for
finding these records. Because this class will
use Internet resources, basic computer skills are
recommended. This class meets in Computer
Lab 2, First Floor.
Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census
Saturday, August 9, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
United States Census records are rich sources
of genealogical information. Join us as we
learn more about using these valuable records
for your family research. As we will be using
YOUTH SERVICES OFFICE
330.643.9067
Teen Programs at Main Library
Unless otherwise noted, all programs are
for teens ages 11-18. Please call the Teen
department or email [email protected]
org to register for programs or with any
questions.
Teens Rock Akron 2014
Saturday, June 14, 6 pm In the Main
Library Auditorium. Join us once again for a
spectacular evening of music by some of the
area’s most talented teen musicians. Event and
parking are free.
Cosmic Teen Outer Space Party
Thursday, June 26, 3:30 pm Create your own
constellation night sky, participate in some
space trivia and eat some alien food at this
party.
I Love the 90s
Thursday, July 10, 3:30 pm Have you ever
played in a Tecmo Bowl tournament, tried
your chances against King Koopa, or beat Dr.
Robotnik? This program will give you the
opportunity to see what video gaming was like
back in the 90s. While you wait for your turn
on the games (because back in day you had to
take turns) design your own retro T-shirt that
will be sure to turn heads with its classic cool
look.
Teen Thursday
Thursday, July 17, 3:30 pm Join us in the
Teen Department for an out-of-this-world
experience. What kind of experience? Telling
you would spoil the fun!
Summer Volunteen Day
Thursday, July 24, 3 pm If you are between the
ages of 11 and 18 and would like to volunteer
at Main Library this summer, you are invited to
join us for our Summer Volunteen Day. During
this 2 hour program, you will work together
with other volunteens on projects including
cleaning and decorating the Teen Department
and preparing for the library’s Geekfest. This
is a great way to earn service hours for school,
Geekfest
Saturday, July 26, 12-4 pm Main Library
Auditorium and meeting rooms. Couldn’t make
it to Comic-Con®, but still want to celebrate
your geeky obsessions? Here’s your chance!
Whether you’re a fan of Star Wars, Batman,
Doctor Who, Harry Potter, or Naruto, you’re
sure to have a great time geeking out with your
fellow fans at Akron Library’s Geekfest! All
fandoms are welcome at this free all-ages event!
ASCPL BRANCH LIBRARIES
ADULT BRANCH PROGRAMS
ELLET – 330.784.2019
2470 E. Market St., Akron, 44312
Book Clubs
Books are available in advance at the
circulation desk.
Readers Roundtable
Second Tuesday of the month, 3:30 pm
June 10 MAINE by J. Courtney Sullivan
July 8 THE BOOK THIEF BY Markus Zusak
August 12 CARISSIMA by Rosanna Chiofalo
Book Club on the Run
New books on the second Monday of the
month.
June 9, July 14, August 11 No meetings…
no deadlines…just GOOD books! Perfect for
someone crunched for time. Book selections
each month include discussion questions,
patron reviews and author information.
June 9
LANGUAGE OF THREADS by Gail Tsukiyama
ONE LAST DANCE: IT’S NEVER TOO LATE
TO FALL IN LOVE by Mardo Williams
July 14
SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET
by Debbie Macomber
BEST FRIENDS FOREVER
by Jennifer Weiner
August 11
KASHMIR SHAWL by Rosie Thomas
WHISKEY BEACH by Nora Roberts
Ellet Knit Wits and Crochet Chicks
First and Third Monday of the month, June 2,
16, July 7, 21, August 4, 18, 3:30-5 pm Do you
like to share techniques, ideas and suggestions?
All levels of expertise and all ages welcome.
Healthy Living through Plant-Based Foods
Monday, June 2, 6:30 pm Join Claire Wilkerson
and discover how to incorporate plant-based,
whole, and raw foods into your diet for
improved well-being. Enjoy tasty food samples
and demonstrations.
Ready to Read/PNC Mobile Learning
Adventure
Tuesday, June 3, 10 am-12:30 pm For parents
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and caregivers of children ages birth to 6.
Prepare your child for school success. Children
will enjoy “Learning is All Around Me!” a
traveling exhibit with interactive kiosks and
fun activities. A part of PNC Grow Up Great.
Family Movie Matinee
Saturdays, June 21, July 19, 2 pm Watch a new
DVD release on the big screen for free! Bring
snacks & drinks.
Local Author Marjorie Tannehill
Tuesday, June 17, 6:30 pm Join local author
Marjorie Tannehill as she discusses her book
SERENDIPITY HAPPENS: THE SASSY
ADVENTURES OF A GIRL TRAVELING ON
HER OWN. Books will available for purchase
and signing.
I Thee Wed: A History of Bridal Fashion
Monday, June 23, 2 pm Enjoy some gorgeous
examples of classic bridal style, including
vintage photographs and illustrations. Learn
more about Civil War brides, Flapper brides,
Queen Victoria, and Princess Diana. Presented
by Kim Kenney, Curator at the McKinley
Presidential Library and Museum.
The Beatles
Tuesday, July 8, 6:30 pm Presented by Beatles
enthusiast, Ray Carmen. Join us for a fantastic
hour of music, videos and little known facts
and trivia from the greatest band in the world.
Latin Dance Fitness
Tuesday, July 22, 6:30 pm Adults and teens
age 15 and older. Enjoy Latin Dance Fitness,
a combination of Latin moves, stretches, and
Hip Hop moves all in an Aerobic dance style
with dance instructor Shananne Lewis. Bring
a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes to
move and sweat in.
Icing 101: Cupcakes
Tuesday, August 5, 6:30 pm Join
Kerri Gleisinger, owner of Kerri’s Confections,
as she teaches you how to make butter cream
decorations that will impress everyone. Learn
to use different tips and techniques to create
those cupcakes that look like they came from
the bakery. Please register in advance.
FAIRLAWN-BATH – 330.666.4888
3101 Smith Rd., Akron, 44333
50th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, June 7, 1-3 pm Help us celebrate our
50th anniversary at a reception from 1 to 3 pm,
on Saturday, June 7 at the library. Refreshments
will be served and there will be special activities
for the kids, including PAWS, the Library
mascot, and an outdoor StoryWalk.
Anything Goes Book Discussion
Second Monday of each month, 1 pm
June 9 AGE OF MIRACLES by Karen
Thompson Walker
July 14 BAND OF SISTERS by Kathy Gohlke
August 11 GLASS CASTLE by Jeannette Walls
A D U LT B R A N C H P R O G R A M S
As Seen On T.V.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, June 16, 18, 20,
3:30 pm In Meeting Room 1. Are you trying to
get your beach body ready or training for next
year’s sports season? See if Insanity is your
answer to get into shape this summer. We have
all seen the infomercials and been mesmerized,
and now you can try out the hardest workout
ever put on DVD…or so they claim. This 3-part
program will give you the opportunity to see if
you are up to the challenge of Insanity. Please
consult your physician before starting any
workout routine.
meet new friends, and have fun while helping
the library.
MAIN PROGRAMS
electronic resources, basic computer skills are
recommended. This class meets in Computer
Lab 2, First Floor.
A D U LT B R A N C H P R O G R A M S
Smart Money Financial Series
Concerned about monetary issues in an
unstable economy? Join us for these programs
and learn valuable advice about financial
matters important to you.
Minimizing the Risk of Identity Theft
Thursday, June 19, 6 pm Identity theft is on
the rise, so what can you do to protect yourself?
Jared Robertson of Wells Fargo Advisors
will demonstrate ways you can monitor your
identity details and prevent theft. Resources
for the elderly to protect themselves will also be
examined.
Building Your Child’s Education Fund
Thursday, July 17, 6 pm Are you worried
about the future costs of your child’s college
education? It’s not too early to plan. Jared
Robertson of Wells Fargo Advisors will look
at college costs today and in the future while
showing you ways to prepare for those costs.
Six Easy Steps to an Effective Estate Plan
Thursday, August 14, 6 pm Not just for the
rich, estate planning is crucial for everyone
in today’s volatile economic climate. Jared
Robertson of Wells Fargo Advisors presents an
informative seminar which will illustrate simple
steps you can use to plan ahead.
Popcorn and a Movie
Snacks provided.
Still Mine —Thursday, June 19, 1:30 pm
Saving Mr. Banks—Thursday, July 17,
1:30 pm
Marty—Thursday, August 21, 1:30 pm
FIRESTONE PARK – 330.724.2126
1486 Aster Ave., Akron, 44301
Firestone Park Book Club
Thursday, July 10, 7:15 pm @ Firestone Park
Community Center This book club is for
everyone in the Firestone Park community who
is 18 and up. Join your neighbors as we discuss
THE ROUND HOUSE by Louise Erdrich.
Beginner’s Insanity
Tuesday, June 3, 6:30-7:15 pm Registration
requested. Interval training designed to raise
your metabolism and efficiently burn fat and
calories. Conquer your mind with this modified
Insanity workout that will deliver insane
results! Instruction led by “Build A Body”
Personal Trainer and founder, Lisa KellemanMcClain, CPT.
Mature Muscles
Thursday, August 14, 2 pm Registration
requested. Get your strength training and
cardiovascular training for the day in 45
minutes! Improve your strength, balance,
coordination, flexibility, and cardiovascular
fitness all in one! Instruction led by “Build
A Body” Personal Trainer and founder, Lisa
Kelleman-McClain, CPT.
Game Plan
Tuesday, August 5, 6:30 pm Registration
requested. Game Plan is a game night for
everyone 18 and up. Play chess, Scrabble®,
Farkle® or bring a favorite game to share.
Yarn Smarts
Third Thursday afternoon of the month, June
19, July 17, August 21, 2 pm Enjoy discussion
and sharing current knitting and crochet
projects.
Afternoon Computer Mini-Clinics
Thursday afternoons, June 5, June 26,
July 3, July 31, August 7, August 28, 2 pm
Registration requested. Enjoy a fifteen-minute
mini-clinic that keeps learning simple and
enjoyable. Beginner and intermediate friendly.
Evening Computer Mini-Clinics
Tuesday evenings, June 10, June 24, July
8, July 22, August 12, August 19, 6:30 pm
Registration requested. Enjoy a fifteen-minute
mini-clinic that keeps learning simple and
enjoyable. Beginner and intermediate friendly.
Computer Training
Monday, June 16, 6-7:30 pm Kindles
Tuesday, June 17, 6-7:30 pm Introduction to
Computers: The Basics
Wednesday, June 18, 2-3:30 pm E-mail Basics,
Part 1: Read, Respond, Write, and Print
Book Club on the Run
New Books on the Second Monday of the
Month No meetings, no deadlines, just good
books! Pick up new selections each month.
Discussion questions, read-a-like lists and
author information included with each book.
You are invited to turn in book reviews and
comments at the front desk.
June 9 THE AGE OF MIRACLES by Karen
Thompson Walker
July 14 THE MURDER ROOM: THE HEIRS
OF SHERLOCK HOLMES GATHER TO
SOLVE THE WORLDS’S MOST PERPLEXING
COLD CASES by Michael Capuzzo
August 11 DOC by Maria Doria Russell
GOODYEAR – 330.784.7522
60 Goodyear Blvd., Akron, 44305
Bird Houses and Feeder Ornaments
Tuesday, June 3, 6 pm Love to watch and listen
to the birds? Then this is the perfect program
for you. Join us as we decorate petite bird
houses and make hanging bird feeders for the
summer. Please register.
Bottle Cap Jewelry
Tuesday, July 1, 6 pm If you want a unique
piece of jewelry to wear, come on in and
connect with us as we use bottle caps to make
striking earrings and necklaces. Please register.
Self Publishing
Tuesday, July 22, 6 pm Join us as we learn
about the ins and outs of self publishing from
Alex Rhodes. Gain insight on the publishing
process, including distribution, working with
4
publishers, e-book publishing and more. Please
register.
Stampin’ Good Time
Tuesday, August 19, 6 pm Join us as we use
beautiful stamp designs to create eye-catching
tile coasters for your home. Please register.
Book Discussion, Movies, and Munchies
Wednesdays, June 18, July 16, August 20, 12
pm Bring a potluck and watch a film related to
the book discussion.
Crochet with Penny
Mondays, 6-7:30 pm Learning to crochet?
Already know how, but want to work on
a project and gab with some fun people?
Knitters, needle workers, or just gabbers
welcome! Beginners please bring a crochet
hook.
Computer Training
Monday, June 2, 2-3:30 pm Computer Mouse
Skills for Beginners
Tuesday, June 3, 2-3:30 pm Introduction to
Computers
Wednesday, June 4, 2-3:30 pm Windows for
Beginners
GREEN – 330.896.9074
4046 Massillon Rd., Uniontown, 44685
Cut It Out: Coupon Club
Thursdays, June 5, July 3, August 7, 6:30 pm
Clip coupons and swap ‘til you drop! Exchange
unwanted coupons for those you need. Discuss
deals and share tips!
World War II
Saturday, June 7, 10:30 am Presented by World
War II veteran and author Robert Sabetay. Mr.
Sabetay will discuss his experiences during
World War II. He will also discuss his book
MEMOIRS OF AN AMERICAN JEWISH
SOLDIER. This book will be available for
purchase.
Culinary Tourism: A Recipe for Adventure
Tuesday, June 10, 6:30 pm Kick off summer
with a special program presented by our
Cookbook Club. Barb Abbott, owner of Canton
Food Tours, will explain the rise of culinary
tourism across the U.S. and in Ohio, what it
took to develop Canton Food tours, and an
inside look at chefs and restaurant owners,
as well as current food and restaurant trends.
Refreshments will be served.
Food For Thought-A Cookbook Club
Tuesdays, June 10, July 8, August 12, 6:30 pm
Love reading cookbooks and sampling recipes?
Then join us each month as we pick a different
chef or theme and prepare recipes from the
cookbooks to share with the group. After
sampling the dishes, we will discuss the chef
or theme and the recipes. Anyone can join,
and all you need to do is bring your prepared
dish. There will be a microwave for re-heating,
if necessary. Pick up each month’s cookbooks
from our display, and get ready to have some
fun and FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
Composting
Monday, June 16, 6:30 pm This introduction to
composting will be presented by Vince Matlock
from Summit County Master Gardeners.
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and
Alzheimer’s disease
Thursday, June 19, 6:30 pm Learn the basics of
Alzheimer’s and how it may differ from other
types of dementia or memory loss conditions.
Additional topics covered include: risk factors,
diagnosis, stages and treatments. Presented by
Kaylene Way, the Education Coordinator for
the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater East Ohio
Area Chapter.
Zinio Demo
Saturday, June 21, 11 am Did you know that
our Zinio Digital Newstand Platform offers you
full digital copies of your favorite magazines
which you can view on your computer or
mobile device for free? Join us to learn how!
Computer Training
Tuesday, July 15, 6 pm Google Drive, Part 1
Thursday, July 17, 6 pm Google Drive, Part 2
Saturday, July 19, 10:30 am Introduction to
Computers
Yoga
Monday, July 21, 6:30 pm Presented by
Lisa Kelleman-McClain, CPT from Build a
Body Personal Training, and LLC. Please
register in advance.
World War I
Monday, July 28, 6:30 pm Presented by Ralph
Menning, Ph.D., Assistant History Professor
from Kent State University Stark Campus. Dr.
Menning will give his presentation titled: July
1914: Who Did What to Whom and Why It
Mattered Long After: 100 Years of Controversy
over the Outbreak of the First World War.
WWI Discovery Trunk
July 28-August 1 It’s the 100th Anniversary
of the beginning of World War I. View the
Summit County Historical Society’s trunk
on the first total industrial war. Included in
the trunk is the equipment from real soldier’s
experiences – such as helmets, gas mask, mess
kit, and censured letters from “over there.”
Visualize what it was like to spend time in the
trenches.
Release Yoga
Monday, August 18, 6:30 pm Learn all
the muscle-relaxing, mind-calming, feelgood benefits of yoga from a Certified Yoga
Instructor from Release Yoga in Green, Ohio!
The instructor will go over the basics of
Vinyasa Yoga, teach you simple moves you can
incorporate into your everyday life, and help
you gain a better understanding of what yoga
can do for your mind, body and soul. You can
visit www.releaseyoga.com to learn more before
our session. Namaste!
War of 1812 in Summit County
Monday, August 25, 6:30 pm Presented
by Sharon Myers, President of the William
Wetmore Chapter Daughters of 1812 in
Summit County. Celebrating the Bicentennial
of the War of 1812, learn about Summit
County’s involvement in the War of 1812, the
controversies surround the location of Camp
Wadsworth, and whether or not gunboats built
in Summit County were used in the Battle of
Lake Erie. Also included is a brief video about
the Battle of Lake Erie and Commodore Perry.
Afternoon Book Discussion
Tuesdays, 1 pm
June 10 MAUDE(1883-1993): SHE GREW UP
WITH THE COUNTRY by Mardo Williams
July 8 THE GLASS ROOM by Simon Mawer
August 12 PHILOMENA: A MOTHER, HER
SON, AND A FIFTY-YEAR SEARCH
by Martin Sixsmith
Evening Book Discussion
Tuesdays, 6 pm
June 17 THE BOOK OF LOST FRAGRANCES
by M.J. Rose
July 15 ZEITOUN by Dave Eggers
August 19 TELEGRAPH AVENUE
by Michael Chabon
HIGHLAND SQUARE – 330.376.2927
807 W. Market St., Akron, 44303
Please call or stop in at the Highland Square
Branch Library to register.
Gardening for Pollinators
Tuesday, July 8, 6-7:45 pm Join us as Denise
Ellsworth, Program Director, Honeybee and
Native Pollinator Education at The Ohio State
University and gardening columnist for the
Akron Beacon Journal, presents this workshop
on pollinators. This session will focus on the
practical steps gardeners can take to create or
enhance habitat, including plant selection and
simple design elements.
Local Poetry Presentation
Saturday, July 12, 2-3 pm Nate VengrowPresentation MY WORLD IN A BOOK OF
POEMS. Nate will discuss why he wrote the
book, what some of the poems mean to him,
and what it feels like to be an author.
Local Food Fun
Tuesday, July 15, 6:30-7:30 pm Join Chef Sarah
to explore the local food fun in your area!
Learn about the variety of markets and unique
food items right in your own back yard!
Building of Perry’s Fleet/War of 1812
program by Sharon Myers
Tuesday, July 22, 6:30 pm At the onset of the
War of 1812 Daniel Dobbins was the most
knowledgeable sailor in the upper Great
Lakes. Learn how he convinced the Secretary
of the Navy that Erie, PA, would be the best
place to build the Lake Erie fleet for Oliver
Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie. Blue
prints of the Niagara will be on display. This
presentation is by Sharon Myers, President of
the William Wetmore Chapter Daughters of
1812.
Paint a Pinwheel
Saturday, August 9, 2-4 pm Crafters, come
celebrate this summer day by decorating a
pinwheel, using paint, glitter, beads, decoupage,
sequins and more. All supplies are provided.
Mindfulness Meditation for Your Health
Tuesday, August 12, 6:30-7:45 pm Meditation
with Andy Davis, Professional Clinical
Counselor. This workshop is an introduction
to mindfulness meditation and its current
implications for health, stress, and brain
function.
Simplify Your Garden
Thursday, August 14, 6:30-7:45 pm Eunice
Shonk of the Master Gardeners of Stark County
will present this workshop for people who want
to garden with better techniques and efficiency.
Getting Started in Family History
Tuesday, August 19, 6-7:30 pm Join the Special
Collections Division for an introduction to
genealogy for new family historians. This class
includes an overview of genealogical sources
available at the library, suggestions for getting
started, and tips for organizing your research.
Computer Training
Attendance will be based on a numbering
system with 15 tickets being distributed outside
the meeting room 30 minutes prior to class
start.
Tuesday, August 19, 2-3:30 pm Introduction to
Computers: The Basics
Wednesday, August 20, 2-3:30 pm Microsoft
Windows for Beginners
Thursday, August 21, 2-3:30 pm Resume
Workshop
Book Discussion Group
Thursdays, 6:45-7:45 pm Every year, we
discuss a diverse selection of fiction, nonfiction, and a classic or two. New members are
always welcome.
June No Meeting
July 24 TERRA INCOGNITA: A NOVEL OF
THE ROMAN EMPIRE by Ruth Downie
August 28 ZEITOUN by Dave Eggers
KENMORE – 330.745.6126
969 Kenmore Blvd., Akron, 44314
A Snap, Crackle, Pop Culture Evening with
Author Marty Gitlin
Tuesday, June 17, 6 pm Marty Gitlin is a
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Getting Started in Family History
Saturday, June 14, 10:30 am The Special
Collections Division is pleased to offer an
orientation session for new family historians.
Each session will include an overview of the
resources available at the Akron-Summit
County Public Library, suggestions for getting
started and tips for organizing your research.
A D U LT B R A N C H P R O G R A M S
freelance book writer and sports writer. He
has covered sports in newspapers and the
Cleveland Browns for cbssports.com and now
writes about fantasy football and baseball for
that site. In this program, he will do a fun
presentation on his two pop culture books THE
GREAT AMERICAN CEREAL BOOK and
THE GREATEST SITCOMS OF ALL TIME.
Summer Appetizers Cooking Program with
Chef Sarah Mentzer
Tuesday, July 22, 6 pm Join us with Chef
Sarah to sample and learn to make yummy and
refreshing summer appetizers. Please call to
register.
Computer Training
Classes held at branches are now hands-on
(unless identified as demonstration). You must
have a ticket to be admitted. 15 tickets will be
distributed 30 minutes prior to class start.
Monday, June 23, 6 pm MS Word, Part 1:
Creating/Editing Documents
Tuesday, June 24, 6 pm MS Excel, Part 1:
Creating Workbooks
Wednesday, June 25, 4 pm MS PowerPoint,
Part 1: The Basics
MAPLE VALLEY – 330.864.5721
1187 Copley Rd., Akron, 44320
The Akron African United Front Book
Discussion Group
Every second and fourth Thursday, 6 pm 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.
Let’s Discuss Books
Saturdays, 2 pm Join us for an energetic book
discussion of some of the most talked about
books.
June 7 RADIANCE OF TOMORROW by
Ishmael Beah (Author of A Long Way Gone)
July 12 THE CUCKOO’S CALLING by
Robert Galbraith (Pseudonym), J.K. Rowling
Astronomy Photography by George Gajdos
Saturday, June 21, 2 pm If you have always
been interested in exploring the moon, planets
and stars, you will enjoy this program. George
Gajdos has been photographing space for
over forty years. He will tell his story of how
he began the hobby of Astrophotography, the
equipment used along with the amazing photos.
Cinema Night
Thursdays, 6 pm
June 19 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
starring Idris Elba and Naomi Harris
July 17 Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks
and Barkhad Abdi
Couponing 101
Saturday, June 14, 2 pm Linda Wilson will
share the tips and tricks of effectively using
coupons to save money on your next grocery
bill. Bring your coupons and questions. Please
call the branch to register.
GED Classes
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 am-12:30
pm Project Learn offers Reading, Writing,
Math, GED and ESOL classes. Additional
Services: GED Practice Test, Official GED
Test, Transitions (Career/College Readiness
Workshop), Distance Learning-available
24 hours per day, and one on one tutoring.
Register on the 15th of the month by calling
Project Learn at 330-434-9461.
Sistas Knit 2
Every Thursday, 6:30 pm Socialize with other
crafters while creating wonderful projects that
can be given to family and friends. This group
does everything from knitting, crocheting,
needlepoint, cross stitch and more. All crafters
are welcome.
Zumba Fitness Class with Aundrey
Sommerville
Saturdays, June 7, 21, July 12, 10:30 am Dance
your way to fitness doing the Latin-inspired
exercise, Zumba, with instructor Aundrey
Sommerville.
MOGADORE – 330.628.9228
144 S. Cleveland Ave., Mogadore, 44260
Henna Body Art
Thursday, June 12, 6 pm Henna is a natural
plant dye that has been used to create body
art for thousands of years. It is a part of many
cultural celebrations in North Africa, the
Middle East and Asia. In recent years, the
art has become a popular part of mainstream
Western culture and is a safe, painless, and
temporary alternative to tattooing. Luna
Lisa Hart is a member of the International
Certification of Natural Henna Artists
(ICNHA). Her program is informative and
fun, presenting the history, science, and beauty
of natural henna body art! Please call the
library to register for this program; space is
limited. Ages 16 and up preferred.
Disc Golf: An Introduction
Thursday, June 19, 6 pm Jay Kovach of the
Wingfoot Zeppelins will be on hand to explain
all that disc golf has to offer. Learn a little
history of the sport, the rules of the game,
throwing techniques and all about our home
course at Wingfoot Lake State Park. Weather
permitting, we will head outside after the
presentation for hands-on fun and give-a-ways!
Decorative Gourds
Thursday, July 10, 6 pm Gourd artist Kathy
Meekins will be returning to teach another
class in miniature gourd painting. Tucked into
flower beds or planters, these adorable little
bugs will surely make you smile! No painting
expertise is needed. Class size is limited, so
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please call library to register.
Functional Fitness
Thursday, July 24, 6 pm Join fitness instructor
Nicole Myers to learn an exercise routine
that can be used every day for people of all
ages. She will teach you basic and total body
exercises step by step to help improve your
daily life.
End of the Summer Concert with the Brick
Road Ramblers
Thursday, August 21, 6 pm Spend an evening
in our Reading Garden enjoying some folk
music fun. Akron’s hot harmonizing string
band welcomes you to kick back and relax to
lively toe tappin’ tunes while you have some
refreshments. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. In
case of rain, the concert will be indoors.
Cookbook Club
Thursdays, June 26, July 31, August 28, 6
pm Do you love browsing through cookbooks
and trying new recipes or cooking techniques?
Each month we will get together to talk about
a certain cuisine, 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, or you
can bring your own to discuss. Browse our
collection, try out some of the recipes, and
join the group to discuss your successes and
mishaps.
June 26 Barbecue July 31 Ice Cream August 28
Sandwiches
Investment Perspectives
Tuesdays, June 17, July 15, August 19,
6:30 pm Financial advisor Vince Rosnack
will be discussing timely market topics and
potential solutions to help you stay on track.
Please call library to register.
Reader’s Choice Book Discussion
Thursdays, 6 pm
June 5 THE ART FORGER by B.A. Shapiro
July 3 WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by
Maria Semple
August 7 MRS. LINCOLN’S DRESSMAKER by
Jennifer Chiaverini
Past Times Book Club
Thursdays, 6:15 pm
July 17 MRS. LINCOLN’S RIVAL by
Jennifer Chiaverini
Mysterious Tuesdays
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm
June 3 CAMOUFLAGE by Bill Pronzini
July 1 DEAD, WHITE AND BLUE by
Carolyn Hart
August 5TELL NO ONE by Harlan Coben
Computer Training
Class size is limited to 15 and tickets will be
handed out on a first come basis beginning a
half-hour prior to class.
Monday, June 30, 2 pm Internet, Part 1: An
Introduction
Tuesday, July 1, 2 pm Email Basics, Part 1
Warm Up Akron
Tuesdays, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22,
August 12, August 26, 3:30 or 6:30 pm Knit
and crochet to help the needy! If you can make
just one 7 or 9” rectangle, or would like to learn
how, you can help keep the needy in the Akron
area warm. To date, this chapter has supplied
over 8,000 afghans.
NORDONIA HILLS – 330.467.8595
9458 Olde Eight Rd., Northfield, 44067
Book Buddies
We are looking for Big Buddies to help Little
Buddies (kids entering grades K-4) practice
their reading skills. Every Wednesday, June 11
through July 30, from 2-5 pm, Big Buddies
are needed to listen to a Little Buddy read for
half an hour.
Book Discussions
Monday, June 9, 2 pm Monday Casual Reads.
Celebrate our eighth year of fun light reads.
“Reader’s Choice” – Read a book of your choice
and share the highlights with the group.
Thursday, June 12, 2 pm HOUSE GIRL by Tara
Conklin
Thursday, June 26, 7 pm Mystery Book
Discussion Group. THE ORCHARDIST by
Amanda Coplin
Thursday, June 19, 7 pm Cookbook Club.
LIZZIE’S AMISH COOKBOOK by Linda Byler
Monday, July 14, 2 pm Monday Casual Reads.
ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline
Thursday, July 10, 2 pm FLIGHT BEHAVIOR
by Barbara Kingsolver
Thursday, July 24, 7 pm Mystery Book
Discussion Group. LIVE TO TELL by Lisa
Gardner
Thursday, July 17, 7 pm Cookbook Club.
SUPER SMOOTHIES by Mary Corpening
Barber. Bring your ingredients and we will
make smoothies to share.
Monday, August 11, 2 pm Monday Casual
Reads. KINDRED SPIRITS by Sarah
Strohmeyer
Thursday, August 14, 2 pm “Reader’s Choice”
of an Anne Tyler novel
Thursday, August 21, 7 pm Cookbook Club.
“Reader’s Choice” of your favorite cooking
magazine.
Thursday, August 28, 7 pm Mystery Book
Discussion Group. BUBBLES ABLAZE by
Sarah Strohmeyer
Workshops & Programs
Registration is suggested for the following
programs:
Cleveland Summertime Memories
Thursday, June 5, 7 pm Author Gail Bellamy
discusses what made the summertime special
when growing up in Cleveland. Enjoy stories of
Northeast Ohioans who shared in the same fun
and excitement of growing up here. Rediscover
some of your own summertime memories!
Crafters’ Corner
Saturdays, June 7, July 5, August 2, 10 am-4
pm Join your fellow crafters for daylong fun.
Bring your own supplies. Come for an hour
or the entire day. No experience necessary-all
crafts welcome!
Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance
Mondays and Tuesdays, June 9-August 26,
10:30-11:30 am Kim Mozzochi with the Area
Agency on Aging conducts this FREE exercise
series, geared toward older adults wanting to
improve strength, flexibility and muscle tone.
The sessions meet twice per week for a 12 week
period. Registration is strongly encouraged, as
space is limited. This series may be cancelled
due to low attendance.
Stitch Clique
Tuesdays, June 10, July 8, August 12, 6-8 pm
Grab your crocheting/knitting needles and
yarn and stitch the evening away. Join us for
crocheting/knitting tips, friendship, advice and
more. Refreshments will be served.
Socrates Café
Thursdays, June 12, July 10, August 14,
6:30 pm A regular gathering of adults engaging
in great conversation, exploring current events,
thoughtful ideas, and reasoned debates. Come
and take part, or just listen to the discussion!
For all patrons 16 & over. No registration
necessary, no homework, no assigned reading.
Nonprofit Board Basics
Tuesday, June 17, 6-8 pm Are you a new
nonprofit board member or a long-time
member who is unsure about the board’s role?
Join Toby Ann Weber, a nonprofit management
consultant, and learn the basics of board
member responsibilities and how you can help
your nonprofit organization achieve its mission.
Topics covered include hiring and supervising
the chief executive, finance, fundraising,
community relations, planning, program
oversight, and more. Registration is requested.
Eldercare Options and Affordability
Wednesday, June 18, 2 pm Join Cilla and Kevin
Buck of Care Patrol as they discuss the various
lifestyle options for seniors and caregivers. They
also explore the financial factors involved with
these decisions. Registration is requested.
The Learned Disciplines of Management
Thursday, June 19, 7 pm Author Jim Burkett
discusses how to practice the seven learned
disciplines of management. Each is impactful
and indispensable. Their practice is the best
way to understand what effective management
does.
Nordonia Hills Game Time
Saturdays, June 21, July 19, August 16,
10 am-5 pm 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.
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Retirement Planning and Social Security
Monday, June 23, 6:30 pm Thinking about
retiring and have questions about Social
Security? Join Richard Geiger of Oswald
Financial, Inc. and learn more about how you
can maximize your Social Security benefits. He
will cover the history of Social Security, benefit
calculations, work & taxation, and more.
Registration is suggested.
Fairy Garden in a Book
Saturday, July 12, 2-4 pm Join us and create
a fairy garden using an old unwanted book.
You will learn how to prepare the book for the
container, plant the fairy garden, and make
tiny accessories for it. Everyone will leave with
a complete miniature garden to enjoy. This
program is for Adults & Teens (age 16 & older).
Space is limited, so please register in advance.
Erie Lights & Lighthouse Lore
Thursday, July 17, 7 pm Mike and Georgann
Wachter explore lighthouse tales of hauntings,
romance, and tragedy, also explaining how the
lights operate and the types of architecture they
embody through tours of some of Lake Erie’s
finest beacons.
Secrets of Disney: Incredible Stories of the
Magic Kingdom
Thursday, July 31, 7 pm A wide-ranging
multimedia look at Walt Disney and his many
magical creations: movies, animation, music,
theme parks, and more featuring many lesser
known details.
Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble Concert
Saturday, August 9, 2 pm The noted music
group brings this exquisite music to life with a
live performance.
Nordonia Hills Branch Library 60th
Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, August 16, 10-5 pm Join us for a
fun-filled day. We will have an ice cream social,
a city-wide scavenger hunt, and an outdoor fun
fest for the whole family. The Friends of the
Nordonia Hills Branch Library and Nordonia
Hills area businesses are the co-sponsors of this
event.
Computer Training
You must have a ticket to be admitted to each
hands-on class. Class size is strictly limited to
15 participants. Tickets will be passed out ½
hour prior to each class time.
Wednesday, June 11, 2-3:30 pm iPads and
Beyond
Wednesday, June 25, 2-3:30 pm Windows 8:
DEMO
Monday, August 4, 6-7:30 pm Microsoft Word,
Part 1
Tuesday, August 5, 6-7:30 pm Microsoft Word,
Part 2
Wednesday, August 6, 2-3:30 pm Tablets
Thursday, August 7, 6-7:30 pm Microsoft
Excel, Part 1
A D U LT B R A N C H P R O G R A M S
Thursday, July 3, 2 pm MS Word, Part 1
A D U LT B R A N C H P R O G R A M S
NORTH HILL – 330.535.9423
183 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron, 44310
North Hill Needle Crafters
Mondays, 10:15 am-12 pm We’ll be knitting
and crocheting all summer long to support
local charities. New to crafting? We’ll be glad to
get you started.
Evening Book Discussions
Mondays, 6:30 pm Books are available for
checkout at the service desk one month prior
to the discussion. New members are always
welcome.
June 2 THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
July 7 CALL THE MIDWIFE by J
ennifer Worth
August 4 MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR
BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan
Jewelry with Betsy
Mondays, 6 pm Back by popular demand,
Betsy Dumigan will show us how to make more
beautiful jewelry. Programs are limited to 12
participants. Registration begins June 9.
June 16 Long Necklace June 30 Angel Wing
Earrings July 21 Charm Bracelet
Cooking with Juli and Lisa
Monday, June 23, 6 pm You asked so
we’re cooking again, sort of! Join us as we
demonstrate recipes that require little to no
cooking. It’s summer, who wants to spend lots
of time in the kitchen when we could be outside
instead? As always, recipes and tastings will be
available. Please call to register for the program
beginning June 9.
Music in the Garden
Mondays, 6:30 pm New at North Hill! Bring a
lawn chair and join us in the Reading Garden
for live music. In case of rainy weather, the
concert will take place in our Community
Room.
July 14-Aidan Matney-Guitar in the Garden.
July 28-Weeping Barista-Ray Carmen and Jim
Weiser will perform original music from their
CD along with some other surprises.
Happy 10th Birthday, North Hill Branch
Library!
Thursday, July 17, 2-3:30 pm Celebrate
our new building and our return to the
neighborhood ten short years ago! We’ll be
partying with Paws the library mascot, goodies
to eat, a story walk, and other suprises.
Computer Training
2-3:30 pm These classes are free and hands-on.
Please arrive one-half hour before class to get a
ticket. Classes are limited to 15 participants.
Monday, July 21 Excel I
Tuesday, July 22 Excel II
Thursday, July 24 Excel III
Project Learn GED Classes
Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 24-July 31,
5-8 pm Do you need to get your GED? These
classes are free and available right in your
neighborhood! Contact Project Learn at 330-
434-9461 to schedule orientation and testing.
Project Learn ESOL Classes
Wednesdays & Fridays, June 25-August
1, 1:30-3:30 pm These family-style ESOL
classes are free and available right here in your
community. Improve your English language
skills; children attending with caregivers will
have the chance to play and learn, too. Call
Project Learn at 330-434-9461 to schedule
testing.
NORTHWEST AKRON – 330.836.1081
1720 Shatto Ave., Akron, 44313
Food for Thought Discussion
Wednesdays, 1 pm
June 25 Hank Hudson discusses WICKED
AKRON by Kimberli Hagelberg
July 30 Marvin Phillips discusses ODDBALL
OHIO by Jerome Pohlen
Speculative Fiction Book Discussion Group
First Thursday monthly, 6 pm
June 5 Movie Night: Gravity
July 3 SHOVEL READY by Adam Sternbergh
August 7 RED RISING by Pierce Brown
Socrates Café
Second Thursday monthly, June 12, July
10, 6:30 pm Join us for topical discussion for
ages 16 and above during which we explore
questions in an open, respectful forum.
Mystery Book Discussion Group
Third Wednesday monthly, 1 pm
June 18 HARLOT’S TALE or
MIDWIFE’S TALE by Samuel S. Thomas
July 16 Author visit by Samuel S. Thomas
August 20 AMONG THE MAD: A MAISIE
DOBBS NOVEL by Jacqueline Winspear
Northwest Akron Needle Crafters
Third Thursday monthly, June 19, July 17,
August 21, 6:30 pm If you can enjoy crafting
while talking to others, please join us for fun
conversation.
Getting Started in Family History
Tuesday, July 8, 6:30 pm Join the Special
Collections Division for an introduction to
genealogy for new family historians. This class
includes an overview of genealogical sources
available at the library, suggestions for getting
started, and tips for organizing your research. Lincolns’ of Illinois
Wednesday, July 9, 1 pm This is the story of
Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, the story
of a family who endured The Civil War. Paul
Goebbel and his wife present this program
in period clothes, answering questions about
fashion and other related topics relevant to the
Lincolns’.
Finding Your Family in the U.S. Census
Tuesday, July 22, 6:30 pm United States
Census records are rich sources of genealogical
information. Join us as we learn more
about using these valuable records for
your family research. As we will be using
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electronic resources, basic computer skills are
recommended.
NORTON – 330.825.7800
3930 S. Cleve.-Mass. Rd., Norton, 44203
Book Discussions for Adults
First Wednesday of each month, 1 pm Snacks
provided.
June 4 NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF
US by Ramona Ausubel
July 2 THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS
by M.L. Stedman
August 6 THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS
by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Henna by Luna Lisa Hart
Tuesday, June 17, 2 pm Adults and teens will
enjoy a PowerPoint presentation on the art and
history of Henna and receive a henna tattoo
by Luna. Space is limited, so please call the
library to register. Teens under age 18 will need
a signed permission slip to attend. Permission
slips are available at the library.
Make It in a Mug
Monday, June 30, 1 pm Adults will learn how
to cook single servings of breakfast, lunch,
dinner and desserts for one in a coffee mug!
Space is limited, so please call the library to
register.
Summer Evening Music in the Garden
Monday, July 21, 6:30 pm Bring your blankets
and relax to a summer concert in our reading
garden. Enjoy music provided by the Weeping
Baristas as you take in our summer garden and
share our family Story Walk. Snacks will be
provided.
Picnic & A Movie
Monday, July 7, 6 pm Adults will enjoy
summer picnic fare while viewing a film on our
big screen! Please call the library to register.
Through the Eyes of the Artist
Tuesday, August 5, 6:30 pm Felicia Z.
Stadelman will present artist Claude Monet.
Felicia gives passionate presentations that are
enriched with colorful images of works from
the artist, as well as many primary source
documents, including personal letters that
really make their stories come to life and give
them a more human quality. A summer evening
not to be missed! Please call the library to
register.
ODOM BLVD – 330.434.8726
600 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron, OH 44307
Please register in advance for the following
programs.
Short Story Discussion Group
Mondays, June 9, June 23, July 7, August 4,
11 am-12 pm Join other readers for a
discussion of a different classic short story and
author each month. Copies of the stories can
be picked up two weeks before the discussion
date. Stories can also be emailed to you.
Veterans Recognition Ceremony
Thursday, June 26, 4-5:30 pm A Partnership
Program sponsored by Odom Boulevard
Branch Library and Hospice of the Western
Reserve. Join veterans, their families and
friends, active military personnel and
community and civic leaders as we gather and
celebrate every veteran in attendance with a
special pin in honor of their great sacrifices
for our freedom and our country. Enjoy light
refreshments after the ceremony. Please register
before June 20.
Beginning Herb Gardening
Monday, July 14, 11 am-12 pm Learn how to
start herb gardening. Herbs are easy to grow
and the Herb Lady will show you how from
selecting herbs, to preparing the soil, planting,
and harvesting.
Crafting with Tile
Mondays, July 14, July 21, 6-7:30 pm This is a
two-part program. Join Leona Bowser of Glass
by Leona from the Don Drumm studios to
create mosaics with stained glass pieces adhered
to tiles or flat-sided bottles. You will learn the
basic mosaic techniques, but you will need to
bring your imagination and sense of color to
create your own magic on these tiles or bottles.
Canning Demonstration
Monday, August 4, 1-2 pm Calling all
gardeners, learn how to can fruits and
vegetables. This canning demonstration will
provide you with the basics to start preserving
those garden goodies.
PORTAGE LAKES – 330.644.7050
4261 Manchester Rd., Akron, 44319
Understanding Trusts: Summer Series
Attorney Linda Ulinski discusses all the
information you need to establish and maintain
a trust. Each session lasts approximately 45
minutes. Participants will receive a worksheet
to be used during each session. Please register
in advance.
Thursday, June 12, 6 pm Creating your Trust
Thursday, July 10, 6 pm Funding your Trust
Thursday, August 14, 6 pm Administering
your Trust
Peace of Mind: Real Estate Deeds
Wednesday, June 4, 2 pm Attorney Linda
Ulinski guides you through the most important
and useful information you need to know.
Monday Food Days
Monday, June 9, 6:30 pm The art of melon
carving began in Thailand about six hundred
years ago. This art form is becoming popular
again for weddings, banquets and parties. This
program will show the basic method of Thai
melon carving and presentation. Presented by
Culinary Carving Expert Chef Richard Alford.
Please register in advance.
Saturday Morning Craft Club-Easy Breezy
Summer Cards
Saturday, June 14, 11:30 am Join Sherri
Thompson as she teaches you how to make
simple home-made boutique cards that can be
used for any occasion. Class size is limited to
12. Please register in advance.
Hammered Dulcimer Music with Nature
Photos
Monday, June 16, 6:30 pm Enjoy a musicalphoto adventure in nature presented by Mary
Lou Jubin. Observe beautiful sunrises. Watch
bluebirds nest and raise their young. Fly with
the butterflies and take a musical walk in the
meadow. Open your heart, ears and eyes to the
beauty in our world!
Mystery Book Discussion
Thursday, June 26, 6:30 pm LONG MAN by
Amy Green
Buckeye Martinfest-North Reservoir Boat
Launch
Saturday, June 28, 2-4 pm Stop by our table for
a fun craft!
Peace of Mind: Probate Estate Administration
Wednesday, July 2, 2 pm Attorney Linda
Ulinski guides you through the most important
and useful information you need to know.
Saturday Morning Craft Club-Hummingbird
Feeders
Saturday, July 12, 10:30 am Using recycled
wine bottles, create a beautiful piece of art and
feeder all in one. Class size is limited. Please
register in advance.
Tiffany Lamps-A Local Connection
Monday, July 14, 6:30 pm Tiffany lamps are
easily recognizable, but did you know many of
those famous designs came from local resident
Clara Wolcott Driscoll? Linda Alexander
retells Clara’s colorful life as a Tiffany Girl, her
contributions to the infamous designs and what
it was like to be a top notch designer in a man’s
world during the late 19th century.
Pirate Days-Portage Lakes State Park
Saturday, July 19, 1-3 pm Stop by our table for
a fun craft and enjoy the Pirate StoryWalk on
your way to the treasure hunt!
Identifying Your Family Photographs
Monday, July 28, 6 pm Learn to read
clues, such as the type of photograph, clothing
and hairstyles, and even whether or not
subjects are smiling, to reveal the stories behind
every photograph. This workshop will also take
a look at how genealogy databases and local
history resources can be used to identify your
family photographs. Presented by Rebecca
Larson-Troyer, Special Collections Librarian.
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Mystery Book Discussion
Thursday, July 31, 6:30 pm INDIA BLACK by
Carol K. Carr
Peace of Mind: Asset Registration
Wednesday, August 6, 2 pm Attorney Linda
Ulinski guides you through the most important
and useful information you need to know.
Community Photo Days, in collaboration with
the Portage Lakes Historical Society
Thursday, August 7, 5-7 pm
Friday, August 8, 1-4 pm
Saturday, August 9, 1-4 pm Do you have
interesting old photos that we can share
with the public? Bring your original pre1980s photos from the Portage Lakes area to
be scanned and digitally saved for a digital
community archive. The images will be made
available for use by the Library, the PLHS,
and the public for research and educational
purposes. Limit 10 photos per person. We’re
looking for historic landmarks, obsolete
businesses & schools, community events,
camps and local organizations. Please register
in advance for an appointment time.
Computer Training
You must have a ticket to be admitted. 15
tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to
start of class.
Monday, August 11, 6 pm Introduction to
Windows 8
Tuesday, August 12, 6 pm Introduction to
Computers
Wednesday, August 13, 2 pm Internet 1
Saturday Morning Craft Club-CD Etching
Saturday, August 16, 10:30 am Using recycled
CDs create a unique piece of art! Please register
in advance. Ages 16 and up preferred.
Mystery Book Discussion
Thursday, August 28, 6:30 pm AFTER I’M
GONE by Laura Lipmann
RICHFIELD – 330.659.4343
3761 S. Grant St., Richfield, 44286
Book Discussions
First Wednesday of the month, 2 pm Extra
copies of the titles are available at the Front
Desk.
June 4 MOLOKA’I by Alan Brennert
July 2 KITCHEN HOUSE by Kathleen Grissom
August 6 ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
by Piper Kerman
Richfield Commuters Book Discussion
Can’t meet the day of the book discussion?
Stress not. Follow questions and comments on
Twitter (@akronlibrary) and by the “paper trail”
at the Commuters Book Discussion display
table in the library. We’ll catch you up.
Computer Training
Space is limited to 15 participants. Come a
half hour early to secure your ticket into the
program.
Monday, June 9, 2 pm Windows 8 (DEMO)
A D U LT B R A N C H P R O G R A M S
June 9 A WOMAN’S RECOLLECTION OF
ANTIETAM by Mary Bedinger Mitchell
June 23 BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG by
Arthur James Lyon Freemantle
July 7 FLYING—A DREAM COME TRUE
by Ida Tarbell
August 4 AN INTERVIEW WITH MARK
TWAIN by Rudyard Kipling
A D U LT B R A N C H P R O G R A M S
TEEN BRANCH PROGRAMS
Tuesday, June 10, 2 pm Tablets
Thursday, June 12, 2 pm Kindles
TALLMADGE – 330.633.4345
90 Community Rd., Tallmadge, 44278
Meet Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls
Tuesday, May 27, 6:30 pm Meet Clara Driscoll,
a local Tallmadge girl, who made it big in New
York City and the Louis C. Tiffany Studios,
becoming one of the highest paid women
workers in America. Linda Anderson, a
fourth cousin of Clara, uncovers exciting new
information about the role of the “Tiffany Girls”
and Clara’s life as a single working woman in
turn-of-the-century New York.
Learn American Sign Language
Thursdays, June 5, 12, 19, 6:30 pm Have you
ever thought about learning American Sign
Language, the third most used language in the
United States? Not only will it allow you to
communicate with the Deaf and learn about
their culture, but it comes in handy for other
situations in life, too! Join this 3-week class to
find out more. Please register in advance.
Tallmadge History Program: Territory Losses
Thursday, July 17, 6:30 pm Have you ever
wondered what Tallmadge’s original boundaries
were? What happened to some of the corners?
Join Mike Mahaney, vice-president of the
Tallmadge Historical Society, as he presents a
chronological presentation of how the original
town of Tallmadge became the city we know
today.
Early Fall Tussie Mussie for the Door Décor
Monday, July 21, 6 pm Join Bea Richardson
and design your own floral craft to adorn your
front door. All supplies are provided. Limit 20.
Please register in advance.
Acrylic Art Class
Saturday, August 9, 1 pm Learn how to
paint a sunset step-by-step and take home
a masterpiece at the end of the class. This
class is perfect for the beginner and the more
advanced. All of the supplies are included.
Limit 20. Please register in advance.
Meet the Author: Barb Baltrinic
Monday, August 18, 6:30 pm Teacher
Barb Baltrinic is a direct descendant of
Abraham Clark, signer of the Declaration
of Independence. Hear about her book, A
FOUNDER FOR ALL: ABRAHAM CLARK,
Signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Book Discussions
Mondays, 6:30 pm
June 9 THE RUINS OF LACE by Iris Anthony
July 14 METROPOLIS CASE by
Matthew Gallaway
August 11 THE ORCHARDIST by
Amanda Coplin
Computer Training
Attendance will be based on a numbering
system with 15 tickets being distributed outside
the classroom 30 minutes prior to class start.
Monday, July 28, 2 pm Mouse Skills for
Beginners
Tuesday, July 29, 10:30 am Introduction to
Computers
Wednesday, July 30, 2 pm Windows for
Beginners
Thursday, July 31, 10:30 am File Management
Mosaic Craft with Leona from Don Drumm
Studios
July 22 & 29 This two part program brings teen
favorite Leona back for her fifth summer to
share another mosaic art project. Participants
must attend both classes. Registration begins
July 8. Limit of 20.
Knit & Crochet Club
Thursdays, June 5, July 3, August 7, 3-4:30 pm
Latin Dance Fitness
July 22 (6:30 pm) For adults and teens age 15
and over. Enjoy a combination of Latin and
Hip Hop moves in an aerobic dance style with
instructor Shananne Lewis. Bring a water bottle
and wear comfortable clothes to dance in.
TEEN BRANCH PROGRAMS
ELLET – 330.784.2019
2470 E. Market St., Akron, 44312
FAIRLAWN-BATH – 330.666.4888
3101 Smith Rd., Akron, 44333
Teen Volunteers
Grades 6-12
Monday, June 2, 3:30 pm Volunteer
Orientation
Thursday, July 31, Noon Volunteer Pizza Party
and Carnival Set-Up
Project Runway
June 18, 1 pm for designers and models 3 pm
Runway Show
Twelve clothing designers compete to be
Fairlawn-Bath’s best and win a $25 Simon gift
certificate. Contestants have an hour and a half
to design an outfit from materials provided
by the library. Each design is modeled on our
runway and the winner picked by a panel of
judges. Project Runway is also an opportunity
to be a “Model for a Day.” Twelve models with
attitude walk the runway during live judging.
Models have hair and make-up done for the
runway show and receive a gift bag. This
year, Fairlawn-Bath Branch and Ellet Branch
contestants are invited to participate in a
special runway show in the Auditorium at Main
Library on Saturday, June 28, 2 pm. Invite
friends and family to both shows! Space is
limited. Register at the library or by phone.
YA reDo: Book Cover Art Contest
Think you can create a better book cover for
one of our popular teen titles? Choose one of
the following titles, create a cover no larger
than 8.5 x 11 inches, and include your name,
age, and phone number on the back. Deadline
for entries is August 1. Choose from The Fault
in Our Stars, The Perks of Being a Wallflower,
and The Book Thief.
Teen Fun
Tuesdays, 1 pm Grades 6-12
Movie Bingo
June 17 Play bingo by matching scenes from
a movie with the description on the bingo
squares for prizes.
Project Runway
June 24 Register to be a designer or model in
our first 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
designers’ outfits for judging. All participants
are invited to take part in our joint runway
show with Fairlawn-Bath Branch Project
Runway teens on June 28 in the auditorium of
the Main Library at noon. Registration begins
June 10. Limit of 10 designers and 10 models.
Fairy Jars
July 1 Science can be beautiful when used to
make glowing blue jars that last for hours.
Sandwich Iron Chef
July 8 Use a variety of meats, cheeses, and
condiments to create a spectacular sandwich
that will impress our judges. Registration
begins June 24. Limit of 20.
Candy Science Concoctions
July 15 Make ice cream in a bag, experiment
with chocolate, build marshmallow and
spaghetti towers, and create licorice DNA.
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All teen programs are Wednesdays at 1 pm
unless otherwise noted.
Bestseller to Big Screen
June 25 Read the book and join us for a special
library screening of The Hunger Games:
Catching Fire. Refreshments will be provided.
Melted Crayon Art
July 9 These crayon masterpieces are not for
kids. We’ll apply heat and paint canvas in rivers
of melted color. Register at the library or by
phone.
Bestseller to Big Screen
July 23 Read the book and join us for a special
library screening of The Mortal Instruments:
City of Bones. Refreshments will be provided.
FIRESTONE PARK – 330.724.2126
1486 Aster Ave., Akron, 44301
Totally Teen Thursdays @ 2 pm
Ages 11-18. Please register in advance for all
programs.
Junk Food Art
June 19 Come play with your food! Get creative
with salty and sweet treats to make works of
art that are too good to eat. All supplies will be
provided.
Craft Free-For-All
July 3 Spend an afternoon making a variety
of fun and easy crafts. All supplies will be
provided.
Wii Video Games
July 10 Beat the heat by spending time in our
air conditioned library while you try to beat
your friends at your favorite Wii games. Play
one of our games, or bring your own. All games
must be rated E-T©.
Water Sports
July 17 Make a splash at our 5th annual water
sports event. From a water balloon toss to a
sponge relay, we’ll have it all. Wear a
bathing suit or old clothes and be prepared to
get wet!
Indoor Game Day
July 24 We’re ending our summer
programming with updated indoor versions
of classic rainy day games! Try toilet paper
bowling, glow-in-the-dark tic-tac-toe, and
balloon ping pong. Prizes will be awarded to
the winners.
GOODYEAR – 330.784.7522
60 Goodyear Blvd., Akron, 44305
Wednesdays, 3:30 pm unless otherwise noted.
For ages 11-18. Please register for these
programs.
Zombie Fun
June 11 In the meeting room, we will play a
creepy game called Zombie Dice where you
collect and eat brains. We will make zombie
treats and turn innocent little rubber duckies
into Zombie Ducks!
Make and Take
June 18 Stop by the teen area from 3:30-4:30
pm and jazz up your headphone cord with
some colorful beads.
Cosmic Teen Outer Space Party
Thursday, June 19 In the meeting room create
your own constellation night sky, participate
in some space trivia and eat some alien food at
this party.
Make and Take
June 25 Stop by the teen area and make some
cool art with aluminum foil and sharpie
markers.
July 2 Make a duct tape keychain.
July 9 Make a Shrinky Dink and shrink it.
July 23 Make a comic book magnet or necklace.
I Love the 90s
July 16 In the meeting room. Have you ever
played in a Tecmo Bowl tournament, tried
your chances against King Koopa, or beat Dr.
Robotnik? This program will give you the
opportunity to see what video gaming was like
back in the 90s. While you wait for your turn
on the games (because back in the day you had
to take turns) design your own retro T-shirt
that will be sure to turn heads with its classic
cool look.
Zen Garden
July 30 In the meeting room, mellow out with
your very own Zen garden, hand designed by
you.
Today’s Teen Challenge
Monday-Friday, June 9-August 1 Stop at the
desk and pick up today’s challenge. It could
be anything from a word search to a tongue
twister. Complete it and you get a piece of
candy!
Summer Writing Contest for Teens
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand
words. This summer we have a picture for you
to write a story about. Pick up an entry form at
the branch and write a story that explains what
is happening in the picture. Stories must be
turned in by August 30.
GREEN – 330.896.9074
4046 Massillon Rd., Uniontown, 44685
Thursdays, 2 pm For Grades 5-12.
DIY: Duct Tape Wallets
June 19 Space is limited. Please register
beginning June 9.
Face Time: Skin Care and Makeup
June 26 Look your summer best! Evelyn Stortz
of Mary Kay Cosmetics will demonstrate basic
skin care and makeup application. Space is
limited. Please register beginning June 9.
Calligraphy Workshop and Bookmark Craft
July 17 Larry Gabler will introduce the
traditional art of land lettering and you will be
able to design and create your own personalized
bookmark.
DIY: Summer Nail Art with Lizzy
July 24 Lizzy will show the latest trends and
techniques to showcase your nails this summer.
Teen Chef Club
Thursdays, 2 pm
June 12 Breakfast for Lunch (breakfast foods)
July 31 Delicious Desserts-Prepare and bring a
favorite dish to share with the group. We’ll talk
about our cooking experiences as we sample
the food and draw for prizes. A microwave will
be available for any necessary reheating. Please
bring a copy of your recipe or an ingredients
list.
out as we discuss it over dessert. Didn’t like the
book? Not a problem! Sometimes it’s even more
fun to discuss that way.
June 17 CROCODILE ON THE SANDBANK
by Elizabeth Peters
July 15 THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Henry
James
August 19 MRS. MIKE by Nancy and Benedict
Freedman
Babysitting Basics
Wednesday & Thursday, August 13-14,
2-4 pm For ages 11-18. A two-part workshop
that covers home safety, the business of
babysitting and caring for children of various
ages. Participants who attend both sessions
and prepare a babysitting bag will receive
certificates of completion. This event is not
affiliated with the Red Cross. Please register
beginning June 9.
HIGHLAND SQUARE – 330.376.2927
807 W. Market St., Akron, 44303
Board Game Thursdays
Every Thursday, June-August, 3-5 pm Join
some friends for board games.
Book Trivia Contest
Begins June 2 and runs until all prizes are won.
Answer fun questions about popular books to
win fabulous prizes.
Build a Button
All through June, wear your creativity on your
sleeve, or wherever, by using our button-maker
to showcase your own designs.
Fun with Circuits
Wednesday, June 18, 3-5 pm Learn what an
electronic circuit is, and how you can use it to
further your own mad-scientist ends.
Gift Boxes
All through July, stop in and make your own
decorative gift box.
Spy-craft
Wednesday, July 16, 3-5 pm How many hidden
messages are in this one sentence? Find out
when we learn about top-secret methods of
communication used by spies. We’ll learn
about codes and ciphers, and listen in on some
numbers stations still being used by spies across
the world today!
Duct Tape Wallets
Make fun DIY wallets, all through August.
Friendship Bracelets
Wednesday, August 6, 3-5 pm These fun
braided bracelets make excellent gifts for
friends!
Teen Writers Club
Tuesdays, June 10, July 8, August 12, 6 pm We
eat junk food and talk writing. No stress, just
support and sharing the writing experience.
KENMORE – 330.745.6126
969 Kenmore Blvd., Akron, 44314
Classic Book and Film Discussion
Tuesdays, 7 pm Was the book or the movie
better? And why is it a classic anyway? Find
Cosmic Teen Outer Space Party
Tuesday, June 24, 3:30 pm Create your own
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For ages 11-18. Please call or stop by the
library to register.
TEEN BRANCH PROGRAMS
Jenga Tournament
June 26 You’ll play in teams and work together
using your best moves to be the champion of
all things Jenga! It may sound easy, but things
are always harder than they look in this classic
game.
TEEN BRANCH PROGRAMS
constellation night sky, test your knowledge
with a space trivia challenge and eat alien food
at this out of this world party.
I Love the 90s
Tuesday, July 15, 3:30 pm Have you ever
played in a Tecmo Bowl tournament, tried
your chances against King Koopa, or beat Dr.
Robotnik? This program will give you the
opportunity to see what video gaming was like
back in the 90s. While you wait for your turn
on the games (because back in the day you had
to take turns) design your own retro T-shirt
that will be sure to turn heads with its classic
cool look.
Teen Movie Matinee
Join us for a movie, popcorn and beverages.
Saturday, June 21, 2 pm Thor: The Dark World
(PG-13)
Saturday, July 19, 2 pm Vampire Academy
(PG-13)
MAPLE VALLEY – 330.864.5721
1187 Copley Rd., Akron, 44320
Tuesdays, 2 pm
Movie Matinee
June 17 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
(PG-13) (146 min)
Herb Container Gardening
June 24 Make your own herb container garden
in this all-ages program.
Healthy Summer Snacks
July 1 Try these tasty options if you are hungry
this summer! Recipes and samples will be given
out.
Game Day
July 29 Play Minecraft on the Xbox! Snacks
and beverages provided.
Dystopian Novel Book Look
August 12 The Hunger Games. Divergent. The
Giver. Check out our collection of similar books
and find a new novel or series to enjoy! Snacks
and beverages provided. Participants will be
entered in a drawing for a gift card.
Saturday Programs
Summer Science Fun
June 14, 12 pm Join us for fun science
experiments!
Sci-Fi Saturday
August 9, 11 am-4 pm Watch two of your
favorite sci-fi movies (voted by you), complete
Make-It Take-It crafts, check out our collection
of science fiction materials, and enjoy snacks
and beverages.
MOGADORE – 330.628.9228
144 S. Cleveland Ave., Mogadore, 44260
Teen Tuesdays
3:30 pm A hodgepodge of fun! Grades 5 on up.
June 17 Office Supply Art: Spark a reaction
from the artwork and jewelry you create with
office supplies that are provided. Pictures of
your masterpieces will be displayed on our
blog.
July 1 NatureConnect: Chill out in our Nature
Space, eat a popsicle or two, create chalk art on
the walk while we share our favorite books and
music. In case of bad weather, program will be
held inside.
July 15 Christmas in July Party: Create with
fleece, fabric and Christmas bulbs as we eat
s’mores and listen to holiday music.
July 29 Cartooning with Donald Peoples,
Graphic Artist.
August 5 Mad Science Party: End of the
summer freaky food party!
NORDONIA HILLS – 330.467.8595
9458 Olde Eight Rd., Northfield, 44067
Teen Cafe
Every Thursday, 2 pm For students going into
grade 5 and up. Please register for each date.
June 12 Still need a gift for Father’s Day? We’re
going to make wire picture holders. Or you can
keep it for yourself.
June 19 Join Miss Sue and create your own
willow lantern.
June 26 It’s time for the 2nd Annual Paper
Airplane Races! Race your designs against
other worthy opponents.
July 3 We’re going to create book cover
wallets? The perfect place to carry your library
card.
July 10 Draw cartoons with Jeff Nicholas.
July 17 Nancy Hayes will be here to help us
stretch with yoga.
July 24 Design and paint your own bookends.
July 31 Join us for a giant game of Banana
Grams outside (weather permitting).
Teen Volunteer Classes
Monday, June 2, 6:30 pm
Wednesday, June 4, 2 pm
Thursday, June 5, 10:30 am and 2:30 pm
Students going into 5th grade or up may
volunteer to help with Mind, Body & Sole. You
must attend one of the classes to volunteer!
Please bring your calendars to the meeting so
you know when you are available to work. It is
recommended for parents to come with their
child.
Book Buddies
We are looking for Big Buddies to help Little
Buddies (kids entering grades K-4) practice
their reading skills. Every Wednesday, June 11
through July 30, from 2-5 pm, Big Buddies
are needed to listen to a Little Buddy read for
half an hour.
NORTH HILL – 330.535.9423
183 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron, 44310
Mind, Body and Sole Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, June 11, 2 pm Join us for some ice
cream as we celebrate the beginning of summer
vacation, register for Mind, Body and Sole,
and enjoy an afternoon at the library with your
friends.
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Teen Crafts and Movies
Thursdays, 2-3 pm These programs are
designed for those in 4th grade and up. Over
the summer join us in enjoying a few good
movies, creating new projects, and expressing
your creativity!
June 12-Friends of the North Hill Branch
Library will treat everyone to ice cream
sundaes.
June 19-Tie Dye! It’s our annual tie dye
program! Bring a white or light colored shirt
(or two) and we will provide the rest to make
fantastic tie dye creations.
June 26-You Pick the Flick! We will have two
great movies (all movies are rated PG-13 or
lower) selected and you get to vote which one
to watch! Bring your friends. We will have
plenty of popcorn! We will keep the buckets of
dye--so bring another item to tie dye before the
movie!
July 3-Rainbow Loom rubber band bracelets. If you haven’t yet learned how to make these
cool creations, we will show you how to make
two simple patterns of rubber band bracelets-that don’t even need a loom! If you have a
loom already, bring it and show us your skills!
Rubber bands will be provided. July 10-Chalk on the Walk. It’s another annual
program! Join us in covering the library’s front
walk with your hand drawn chalk designs. We
will have ice pops to cool off with after all your
hard work!
July 17-You Pick the Flick! Join us again for
some snacks and a great movie. We will have
two selected for you to vote on.
July 24-Ink Tiles. Learn how and make your
own one-of-a-kind beautiful ink colored tile.
Examples will be in the library display case.
Please register for this program by July 21.
After inking, tiles will need multiple layers of
clear coating, so you can pick up your tiles the
following week. We will display your tiles for
all to admire until you pick them up.
July 31-Fun with your Food. Learn how to
make some fun, fancy treats to share with
friends or on specials occasions. Chocolate will
be involved. Please register for this program by
July 28.
NORTHWEST AKRON – 330.836.1081
1720 Shatto Ave., Akron, 44313
For ages 11 to 18.
Cosmic Teen Outer Space Party
Tuesday, June 17, 3:30 pm Create your own
constellation night sky, participate in some
space trivia and eat some alien food. Please call
to register.
I Love the 90s
Tuesday, July 8, 3:30 pm This program will
give you the opportunity to see what video
gaming was like back in the 90s. While you
wait for your turn on the games (because back
in day you had to take turns) design your own
retro T-shirt that will be sure to turn heads with
its classic cool look. Please call to register.
NORTON – 330.825.7800
3930 S. Cleve.-Mass. Rd., Norton, 44203
Teen Tuesdays @ 2
June 10 Candy Chemistry Lab-Perform some
sweet experiments on your favorite treat and
learn about science too.
June 17 Henna with Lisa Hart-Learn about this
amazing body art rich in social and cultural
customs. Receive a design that will last 1-3
weeks with completed permission slip.
June 24 Marshmallow Madness-Who can build
the biggest toothpick tower? Join us for the big
build off to find out.
July 8 Dinosaur Planters-Bring nature indoors
with this awesome craft. All supplies provided.
July 15 Cupcake Wars-Who can make the most
creative and outrageous cupcake? Cupcakes
and plenty of delicious toppings provided.
July 22 Teen Science Fiction Movie MatineeSnacks provided.
July 29 Wii Gaming-Grab your friends and
spend the afternoon in the air playing great
games on the big screen. Snacks provided.
ODOM BLVD – 330.434.8726
600 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron, OH 44307
Please register in advance for the following
programs.
Boho Bags
Thursday, June 12, 2-3 pm Create a boho bag
that is easy to make and functional. Pillowcases
will be used and with a few simple scissor cuts,
you’ll create a fun bag. Teens can decorate their
bags. Some hand sewing or machine sewing is
involved and assistance will be provided. All
supplies provided.
Toothbrush Robot and Robot Friends
Monday, June 23, 2-3 pm Design a simple,
movable robot as a group. You’ll be amazed
that this robot can write. Then make your own
non-movable robot that you can take home.
T-shirt Backpacks
Thursday, July 10, 2-3 pm Turn a t-shirt into a
wearable backpack with a few simple steps. All
supplies provided, just bring your creativity for
artistically decorating your backpacks.
Iron Chef, Summer Salad Edition
Thursday, July 24, 2-3 pm Calling all teen
foodies, bring your salad making techniques
to this program. Teens will create a unique
summer salad with a variety of ingredients
supplied. We’ll be making our own easy salad
dressings to top our salads and then eating our
creations.
Xbox Afternoon
Thursday, July 31, 2-4 pm Take a break and get
out of the summer heat to play some games on
Xbox.
Cookie Bouquets
Thursday, August 7, 2-4 pm Learn to make a
cookie bouquet that you can eat or give as a gift.
We’ll be decorating our cookie jars and then
creating our cookie bouquets.
PORTAGE LAKES – 330.644.7050
4261 Manchester Rd., Akron, 44319
For grades 5 and up. Please register in
advance.
Totally Teen Tuesdays at Two!
Tie-Dye T-Shirts & T-shirt Tote Bags
Tuesday, June 10, 2 pm Make your own tie-dye
Library T-shirt you can wear all summer long.
Also bring an old T-shirt from home to turn
into a handy tote bag to carry all your cargo in.
Make a Mess Day
Tuesday, June 24, 2 pm Wear old clothes
because we’re going to get messy! Make your
own slime, erupting elephant toothpaste,
exploding sodas, and more.
Candy Art
Tuesday, July 8, 2 pm Be inspired! Create a
unique piece of art using candy pieces.
BFG (Big Friendly Games) Meet up Here
Second and Fourth Wednesdays, June 11July 30, 1-3 pm Meet in the back yard with
oversized games to play like Connect 4,
Bananagrams, and Twister.
Arm Knit, a Meet Here
Monday, August 4, 1-3 pm Learn to Arm Knit
this great back to school infinity scarf. We will
have a supply of neutral colored yarn on hand.
If you want to make yours in your favorite
colors please bring: for a single colored scarf 1
skein of super chunky weight yarn. For a more
colorful option bring 1 skein of 2 different
colors of super chunky weight yarn.
Tween
Meet Here Mondays
Meet. Play. Learn.
Ohio Paper Folders, a Meet Here
Monday, June 23, 1-2:30 pm Fold, bend and
twist. Who knew origami could do this?
Rainbow Looming, a Meet Here
Monday, July 7, 1-3 pm Bring your loom.
Bands provided. Play, share and teach loom
patterns.
LEGO Builders, a Meet Here
Monday, July 21, 1-3 pm Come with “the
plans” or practice your MasterBuilder skills
with our LEGO’s. Please do not bring your own;
we cannot safe-guard your pieces getting mixed
with ours.
Build It
Tuesday, July 22, 2 pm Put your creative caps
on! Bricks 4 Kidz will be here with lots of fun
robotic pieces to build a really cool creation.
Minecraft, a Meet Here
Monday, August 18, 1-3 pm Bring your device
or use one of our laptops to play, share, and
teach everything Minecraft. Creepers are even
welcome
CD Art
Tuesday, August 12, 2 pm Using recycled CDs
create a one-of-a-kind piece of art using etching
techniques.
TALLMADGE – 330.633.4345
90 Community Rd., Tallmadge, 44278
RICHFIELD – 330.659.4343
3761 S. Grant St., Richfield, 44286
But First, Take a #Shelfie
June 2-June 30 Get a spine, be a fan, pose
with your favorite book. Make a statement.
Cause a laugh. Use a book to do just that.
#libraryshelfie, #shelfie
Six Word “Summer- Is” Exhibit
June 2-September 1 Just six words are all you
have to describe the summer you want or are
having. Add to the exhibit. Supplies provided.
This Is Richfield Exhibit
June 2-September 1 A camera (with or
without Instagram) is all you need. Go forth
and showcase This Is Richfield. See the This Is
Richfield Intro display starting May 27 for the
easy details to participate.
Ball Pit Meet Up Here
June 2-June 30 It’s a quirky indoor pool. Step,
not dive, into the ball pit pool and see how easy
it is to meet up with someone hanging out here
too.
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Teen Tuesdays
2 pm Grades 5-12.
June 17 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 146
minutes, PG-13
June 24 Cookie Bouquets
July 1 Ender’s Game, 114 minutes, PG-13
July 8 T-Shirt Tote Bag Recycled Craft
July 15 The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy,
110 minutes, PG
July 22 Nature Drawing for Teens
July 29 Teen Book Swap, bring your old books
to swap for something new to you!
August 5 Volunteer Pizza Party! All teen
summer volunteers are invited to a pizza party
with games and giveaways and our Mind, Body
& Sole wrap-up.
TEEN BRANCH PROGRAMS
Teen Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday, June 4, 4 pm
Monday, June 23, 2 pm Calling all teens ages
13 and up! Looking for fun work this summer?
Join us as a Mind, Body & Sole summer reading
program volunteer. You’ll be responsible for a
wide variety of tasks including program set up
and assistance, decorating, and other projects
around the branch. Attendance at one of the
two orientation sessions is mandatory if you
plan to volunteer with us this summer.
CHILDREN’S BRANCH PROGRAMS
CHILDREN’S BRANCH PROGRAMS
ELLET – 330.784.2019
2470 E. Market St., Akron, 44312
Baby Time
Mondays, June 23-July 28, 6:30 pm For ages
6-24 months and their caregiver. Join Miss
Sarah each week for stories, songs, rhymes, and
activities followed by group playtime.
Toddler Time
Tuesdays, June 24-July 29, 10:30 am For ages
2-3 years and their caregiver. Join Miss Sarah
each week for stories, songs, rhymes, and
activities followed by a simple craft.
Story Time
Mondays, June 23-July 28, 10:30 am For ages
2-6 years. Miss Laurie will use books, flannel
boards, puppets, props and songs to engage
children in stories. Your children will be active
participants in Story Time. Each session will
conclude with a craft.
Ready to Read/PNC Mobile Learning
Adventure
Tuesday, June 3, 10 am-12:30 pm For parents
and caregivers of children ages birth to 6.
Prepare your child for school success. Children
will enjoy “Learning is All Around Me!” a
traveling exhibit with interactive kiosks and
fun activities. A part of PNC Grow Up Great.
Family Movie Matinee
Saturdays, June 21, July 19, 2 pm Watch a new
DVD release on the big screen for free! Bring
snacks & drinks.
Summer Reading Family Fun
Thursdays, 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm
June 12 Kick-Off: Enjoy fun crafts, a StoryWalk
and Paws the Library Lion Cub
June 19 Mr. Zap: Science and Magic
June 26 Yoga for the Young
July 3 No Programs – Happy 4th of July
July 10 Matt Jergens: Juggling
July 17 Weathervane Playhouse: ‘Superhero
Future’ interactive theater workshop
July 24 Mr. Puppet: Puppet show
July 31 Carnival! 1:30 pm only: Celebrate the
end of summer with games, crafts and treats!
Engaging Art: A Multicultural Event
Saturday, August 2, 12-4 pm (Open House)
All are welcome to our community art show
featuring creative work by local youth grades
K-12 in response to multicultural books
available at the Akron-Summit County
Public Library. Interested in participating?
Information and registration forms will be
available beginning June 9. This event is made
possible by the Virginia Hamilton and Arnold
Adoff Creative Outreach Grant.
FAIRLAWN-BATH – 330.666.4888
3101 Smith Rd., Akron, 44333
Tiny Tales Baby Time
Mondays, July 7, 14, 28, 10:15 am Children
ages 6-24 months with an adult caregiver are
welcome to join Miss Jessica for stories, rhymes,
music, instruments and playtime. Registration
begins June 23.
Pajama Story Time
Tuesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29, 6 pm Families
with kids of all ages are welcome to put on their
pajamas and join us for an evening of story
time fun! We will enjoy stories, finger plays,
action rhymes, music, and a craft with Miss
Pam. Registration begins June 23.
Paws for Reading
Saturdays, June 7, 1-2 pm
Saturdays, June 21, July 5, 19, August 2,
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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.
KinderMusik
Monday, June 2, 10:30 am Children ages 0-5
and their caregiver are invited to join Kathleen
Heydorn of KinderMusik for dancing, singing
and musical fun. Please register.
Music Together Summit
Tuesday, June 24, August 19, 10:30 am
Join David Palomo of Music Together Summit.
Children ages 0-5 and their caregiver are
invited to join Mr. David for dancing, singing
and musical fun. Please register.
Family Movie Day - Frozen
Thursday, June 26, 1 pm
Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff
in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like
conditions, and a hilarious snowman named
Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose
icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal
winter.
LLA Therapy
Monday, August 4, 6 pm Parents with
children ages birth through early elementary
are welcome to join Bridget Francisco of LLA
Therapy as she presents developmental norms
for children. A variety of language stimulation
ideas, activities to be used at home, the signs
associated with delayed language and the steps
that should be taken if there are concerns
will also be covered. Informational handouts
will be distributed and a question and answer
period will follow.
On Your Own Programs
NatureConnect Stop by our NatureConnect
center in the children’s section for a hands-on
seasonal activity.
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Kids Create
Make it Take it Crafts the 4th Saturday each
month. Pick up a craft kit all day while supplies
last.
June 28 Balloon Bracelet
July 26 Tangrams (Ancient Chinese puzzles)
August 23 Ninja or Ballerina Finger Puppets
Family Programs
Tuesdays, 1 pm
Mind, Body & Sole Challenge
June 10 Join us for an afternoon of outdoor fun
and games that will get you moving. If it rains,
we will move the games indoors. Everybody
wins at our second annual fitness challenge for
kids of all ages.
Upriver Music
June 17 Upriver Music performs Celtic,
Appalachian, Bluegrass and American Folk
music. This talented duo will have you dancing
in the library.
Rick Smith Jr.
June 24 Rick Smith Jr., returns! Come early
to see this excellent show that delights kids
and adults alike. Rick has done nationwide
performances and has even been on TV, so
don’t miss our local celebrity.
Akron Zoo
July 1 Akron Zoo will bring zoo animals for a
special library visit.
Weathervane Playhouse Super Hero Training
Camp
July 8 Weathervane Playhouse is offering an
interactive theater class!
Mad Science
July 15 Mad Science returns to show us how
fun science can be. This repeat performer has
offered bubbling beakers, smoky surprises and
even a hover-craft. Who knows what they
might bring this year, but you definitely don’t
want to miss it.
Mark Wood Fun Show
July 22 Mark Wood Fun Show presents Fun
with Science. Combining magic, juggling,
comedy and some help from you, our audience,
makes for one fun show.
World of Difference Ltd.
July 29 Lindsay Bonilla from World of
Difference Ltd. brings international folktales
to life with props and plenty of audience
participation.
FIRESTONE PARK – 330.724.2126
1486 Aster Ave., Akron, 44301
Family Programs
Terrific Tuesdays
Join us every Tuesday, 12 pm or 2 pm. For
all ages; children under the age of 5 should be
accompanied by a caregiver.
NatureConnect: Garden Buddies
Wednesdays, July 16-August 20, 2 pm For all
ages, children under 6 must be accompanied
by a caregiver. Join us in our NatureConnect
space to help tend our garden and to prepare
for our end of season Pizza Party to be held
in September. Each week, we will also have a
fun activity; including measuring how tall our
sunflowers grow, making sunflower prints,
joining in a nature scavenger hunt, and more!
Activity will be moved indoors in case of rain.
Children’s Programs
Snuggle Bugs
Monday mornings, June 2-July 7, 10 am For
birth-3 years with a caregiver. Join us for songs,
rhymes, and short stories, followed by group
playtime with our library friends.
Toddler Story Time
Monday mornings, June 2-July 7, 11 am For
ages 2-3 years with a caregiver. Join us for
songs, rhymes, and short stories, followed by
group playtime with our library friends.
Youngsters in the Yard: NatureConnect Story
Time
Thursday evenings, June 5-July 10, 6:30 pm
Geared to ages 1-6 years with a caregiver.
Younger siblings are welcome. Join us outside
in our NatureConnect space for songs, rhymes,
dancing, and short stories. Story time will
be followed by a fun and sometimes messy
outdoors activity. Please be sure to wear older
clothes in case you get dirty. Program will be
moved indoors if it rains.
GOODYEAR – 330.784.7522
60 Goodyear Blvd., Akron, 44305
Jitterbug Story Time
Thursdays, June 12-July 31, 10:15 am Move,
sing, and learn with music and stories for 25
minutes of fun for young children. Then time
to enjoy some free play together.
Preschool Play Time
Fridays, June 20, July 18, August 15, 12:301:30 pm Play helps young children learn skills
needed for reading and writing. At play time
adults and children can make friends, share
stories, create and play together. For young
children and their favorite adults.
Family Shows
Tuesdays, 1 pm We have performers to
entertain and amaze you this summer. Enjoy
the shows and check out some books! Large
groups please call ahead to the children’s
librarian to make a reservation for all shows.
Rick Smith, Jr.
June 17 Magician and Guinness world record
holder for card throwing wows us with his
comedy-filled magic show.
Weathervane Playhouse
June 24 Superhero Training Camp: This is an
interactive theater class where you will design
your own mask and cape, solve a mystery,
defeat obstacles, create comic book pages and
find your inner superpowers. Please register
for this program, no large groups please due to
limited space.
Mad Science
July 1 Mad Science sends us highly-trained
professional instructors equipped with aweinspiring gear to present a science-themed
show designed to amaze and entertain.
Jungle Bob
July 8 An animal entertainer and educator,
Jungle Bob will bring us some amazing animals
to see and learn about.
Elec Simon & Friends
July 15 Enjoy a drumming performance with
some audience participation.
Bubble Lady
July 22 See bubbles that multiply, do acrobatic
feats, square bubbles and you won’t believe your
eyes when you see a person inside of a bubble!
Mark Wood Fun Show
July 29 Cowboy magician Mark Wood
uses magic, comedy, juggling and audience
participation to put on a wonderful show!
Movie Matinee Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 1 pm
June 25 Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2
(PG)(94 min)
July 9 Despicable Me 2 (PG)(98 min)
July 23 The Princess and the Frog (G)(95 min)
August 6 Planes (PG)(92 min)
Summer Writing Contest for Children
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand
words. This summer we have a picture for you
to write a story about. Pick up an entry form at
the branch and write a story that explains what
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is happening in the picture. Stories must be
turned in by August 30.
GREEN – 330.896.9074
4046 Massillon Rd., Uniontown, 44685
2014 Mind, Body & Sole Summer Reading
Open House
Monday, June 9, 11 am-1 pm Register for
Mind, Body & Sole 2014 and kick off the
summer reading season with crafts, games and
snacks for the whole family.
Dads, Duct Tape and Donuts
Saturday, June 14, 2 pm What better way
to celebrate Father’s Day than by making
something out of duct tape and eating donuts?
Registration is requested.
Family Story Time
Tuesdays, July 8-July 29, 10:15 am Families
will enjoy stories, songs, rhythm & movement
activities, and crafts.
Summer Reading Special Events Series 2014
Wednesdays, 1 pm or 3 pm Choose the time
that’s best for your family.
June 18 Magician and Card Trickster Rick
Smith
June 25 Outback Ray visits with his animals.
July 2 Bingo! Play for fun and prizes.
July 9 Diamond Dog Show-Meet musher
Shannon Miller and racing dog Miles.
July 16 E&J Reptile Show
July 23 Superhero Spectacular-Super fun
activities for you to do! Costumes are welcome.
July 30 Sci Mobile Science fun for everyone.
HIGHLAND SQUARE – 330.376.2927
807 W. Market St., Akron, 44303
Baby Time
Mondays, June 16-June 30, 10:10 am Birth-18
months plus a caregiver. We will share a mix
of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays and
movement activities appropriate for very young
children. Caregivers will share some one-onone time with their children and participate
in early literacy skill building. Playtime will
conclude each session.
Toddler Time
Thursdays, June 19-July 3, 10:30 am 19
months-3 years old plus a caregiver. We will
keep your active toddler engaged with finger
plays, flannel boards, puppets, props, songs and
books. The story time will conclude with a play
time that utilizes the library’s toy and art supply
collection.
Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays, June 24-July 8, 10:30 am 3-6 years
old plus a caregiver. We will use books, flannel
boards, puppets, props and songs to engage
children. They will be active participants in
story time. Each session will conclude with an
art studio time.
CHILDREN’S BRANCH PROGRAMS
June 17 Ice Cream Social Kick-Off Party. 12-2
pm today only. Join us for crafts and explore
your creativity while you cool off with a sweet
ice cream treat. We’ll also have a visit from
Curious George! Don’t forget to bring your
cameras.
June 24 The Bubble Lady returns with the
Magical World of Bubbles.
July 1 Library B.I.N.G.O. is back by popular
demand.
July 8 Join us for Bob Durante’s Magic Show.
July 15 Outback Ray returns with his amazing
animal show.
July 22 Foster Brown will present facts and fun
about nature.
July 29 10 Year Building Anniversary. 12-2 pm
today only. Join us for a fun carnival, complete
with a StoryWalk with Community Leaders,
games, activities, and cake. We’ll also have a
visit from the library’s mascot, Paws! Don’t
forget to bring your cameras.
CHILDREN’S BRANCH PROGRAMS
Annual Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, June 10, 2-3 pm Kick-off Mind, Body
and Sole Summer Reading Program with free
ice cream and sundae toppings (provided by the
Highland Square Branch Library Friends of the
Library) outside in the square. While you visit
the library, you’ll also have a chance to register
for the summer reading program. You don’t
want to miss this fun event!
Terrific Tuesdays
Tuesdays, 2 pm Children of all ages.
June 17 Sogbety Diomande presents a West
African Experience. In this high-energy
performance, children will experience the
rhythms, dances, and songs of West Africa.
June 24 Akron Zoo will bring some live
animals and teach us all sorts of neat facts
about them.
July 1 What kind of Superhero will you
be? Weathervane Playhouse is offering an
interactive theater class where you will solve a
mystery, defeat obstacles, and find your inner
SUPERPOWERS!
July 8 Magician Rick Smith, Jr. will thrill the
audience with his illusion and humor.
July 15 Jeff Nicholas presents: Fizz, Boom,
CARTOON! Educational artist and veteran
teacher, Jeff Nicholas, entertains his audience
with original illustrations, humorous poems
and stories while teaching how to create his
“inventively fun” characters using simple, draw
along methods.
July 22 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. Provided
by the Highland Square Branch Library Friends
of the Library.
July 29 Sci Mobile will bring their amazing
hands-on discovery stations that will make
everyone love science.
KENMORE – 330.745.6126
969 Kenmore Blvd., Akron, 44314
Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays, June 10-July 15, 10:30 am Join us
for stories, music, movement and fun! Each
session will be followed by a play time or fun
activity. For children ages 2-6 with a favorite
adult. Register to join the fun!
Preschool Play Days
Tuesdays, August 5-26, 10:30 am Drop in and
join the fun! Children ages 2-6 can play with
toys, socialize with other children, and explore
with art and craft materials.
Family Fun Days
Thursdays, 1 pm
Sci-Mobile
June 12 Science on the go with hands-on fun
discovery stations.
Mr. Puppet
June 19 Puppetry and ventriloquism served up
with jokes aplenty.
E&J Reptile Show
July 10 A live animal show that is a fun,
educational, informational, and hands-on
interactive experience that you won’t soon
forget.
Drip E. Faucet
July 17 Magician, juggler and plumber
performs magic and feats of hilarious, gravity
defying juggling fun!
Mark Wood Fun Show
July 24 Magician Mark Wood uses magic,
comedy, juggling and audience participation to
put on a wonderful show!
The Bubble Lady
July 31 Enjoy exciting adventures with the
Bubble Lady. She’ll blow your mind with giant
bubbles that you’ll have to see to believe!
Family Movie Matinee
Join us for a family friendly movie and munch
on snacks.
Thursday, July 3, 1 pm Frozen (PG)
Tuesday, July 29, 1 pm The Lego Movie (PG)
Super Science Experiments
Thursday, June 26, 1 pm Explore the exciting
world of science with messy and colorful
hands-on science experiments. For kids K-6
grade. Please register for this program.
MAPLE VALLEY – 330.864.5721
1187 Copley Rd., Akron, 44320
Wednesday Matinees
Wednesdays, 1 pm Join us for a movie and a
snack.
June 11 Despicable Me 2 (PG) 98 min
June 25 Lilo & Stich (PG) 85 min
July 9 Frozen (PG) 102 min
July 23 Akeelah and the Bee (PG) 112 min
August 6 The Lego Movie (PG) 100 min
August 20 Muppets Most Wanted (PG) 112
min
Mind, Body & Sole: Read at Your Own Pace
Summer Reading Program Kick-Off
Tuesday, June 10, 2:30-4 pm Summer is here!
Celebrate with a carnival right here at the
branch. There will be games, snacks and more.
Summer Programs
Thursdays, 1 pm
Outback Ray
June 12 Meet Ray’s real life exotic animals!
Katie Bee
June 19 Fun with puppets, magic, and balloons.
Need we say more?
Drip E. Faucet
June 26 This magician, juggler, and plumber
will have you laughing all afternoon.
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Largely Literary Theater Company
July 3 Interactive performances and
storytelling.
Foster Brown
July 10 Musician, storyteller, and naturalist
Foster Brown will entertain you with his stories
about nature and wildlife.
Akron Zoo
July 17 Meet some of the animals you might
see outside while earning your miles for Mind,
Body & Sole.
Shananne M. Lewis
July 24 Get moving and dance! Join us for a
hip-hop-party and learn some new moves!
Rob Miller
July 31 Meet ventriloquist Rob and his cast of
friends!
Family Story Time Saturdays
Saturdays, 1 pm Fun tales, activities, music and
crafts for children of all ages!
June 14 Picnic July 19 Bugs August 16 Hats
MOGADORE – 330.628.9228
144 S. Cleveland Ave., Mogadore, 44260
Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, June 11, 12:30 pm-2 pm Calling
all ages! Start your summer right by visiting
the Mogadore Branch Library and signing up
for Mind, Body and Sole, our summer reading
program. Socialize with friends, neighbors and
library lovers while enjoying some ice cream.
We will also have a special guest joining us,
Curious George! Library Babies and Tots
Thursdays, June 19-August 14, 10:30 am
There will be no program June 26. Ages birth3 ½. Join Miss Kim for songs, stories and group
playtime with our library friends.
Story Time Programs
Tuesdays, June 17-July 29, 10:30 am There
will be no program June 24. Ages 3 and up. Join
Miss Kim for stories, songs, games and crafts.
Family Programs
Fun Club
Wednesdays, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm Make
Wednesdays your Family Fun days! Join the
Mogadore Library for some summer fun and
entertainment. Performances are at 12:30 pm
and 2:30 pm unless specified.
June 11 Ice Cream Social/Kick-Off-Special time
12:30 pm-2 pm
June 18 Rockin’ Robots
June 25 Rick Smith, Jr.-Magician
July 2 No program-Special program Monday,
June 30
July 9 Summer Bingo-Special time 12:30 pm2 pm
July 16 Outback Ray-Animal Guy
Special Program: Touch-a-Truck
Monday, June 30, 12:30 pm- 2 pm Bring the
entire family to the Library anytime between
12:30 pm- 2 pm. Special guests from our
community will display their trucks in the
Mogadore High School parking lot. Explore a
bookmobile, fire truck, a 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-atruck! A big thank you to the Library’s Mobile
Service Department, Mogadore Village Police
and Fire Department, Mogadore High School
and Mock Pond Shop for providing vehicles
and their time.
NatureConnect
Stop by our NatureConnect spaces this summer
and see what we have blooming. There are
binoculars and observation sheets near both
areas to examine and explore our green spaces.
Each month we will have an activity to help you
explore, play and hone your nature observation
skills.
June Stop by the children’s area for a make-ittake-it binocular craft.
July Stop in our Nature Area’s the month of July
and fill out a NatureConnect Bingo card. Once
you complete a Bingo on your card, turn it in at
the Circulation desk for a prize.
August 9, 11 am-12 pm Join us for a butterfly
program with Miss Kelly.
NORDONIA HILLS – 330.467.8595
9458 Olde Eight Rd., Northfield, 44067
NatureConnect
This summer we are going to try to raise some
ladybugs. Stop in to observe the different stages
of the ladybugs. Watch them emerge and enjoy
them for a few days. Then we will set them free!
Monthly Challenges
For grades K-5. Monthly challenges will
be located in children’s area. Complete the
challenge for a chance to win a small prize.
June-Color By Number
July- Homophones
August-Tell me about your favorite book
Family Time
Program ages vary. Please register for each
program.
Mini Flower Pots
Tuesday, June 3, 6:30 pm Decorate a mini
flower pot and plant a flower to grow in your
window sill or transfer it outside.
Paws for Reading
First and third Tuesdays, 6:45 pm Read a book
to one of our therapy dogs, Marley, Sonny, Jake,
and Halo all certified through Therapy Dogs
International. Bring a book from home or read
one of ours! This is a great way for children
to practice their literacy skills and gain more
confidence in reading aloud. Children of all
ages are welcome.
Science Saturday
Saturday, June 14, 2:30 pm The Sci-Mobile is
coming! Join the Sci-Ladies for their hands-on
exploration and experiments.
Family Night
Mondays, 6:30 pm Join our program for
families of all ages! We’ll get together for some
great crafts.
June 16 Bring out your creative sides and put
together a sock monster.
July 28 Join us to create stick people with
things we find outside.
August 25 Play in the sand and make a Tibetan
Sand Mandala.
Children’s Programs
Story Times
Please register.
Baby Time
Thursdays, June 12-July 10 & August
7-August 28, 10:15 am For children 24 months
and under with a parent or caregiver. Our
programs feature bounces, songs, and stories.
Toddler Story Time
Thursdays, June 12-July 10 & August
7-August 28, 11 am For children 2-3 years old,
with two-year-olds accompanied by a parent or
caregiver. Short stories, rhymes, and more!
Preschool Story Time
Thursdays, June 12-July 10 & August
7-August 28, 12:15 pm For children 3-5 years
old, not yet in Kindergarten. Stories, rhymes,
and more!
Bedtime Story Time
Tuesdays, July 22 & August 26, 6:30 pm For
children 2-5 years old. Two-year-olds must be
accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Stories,
rhymes, and more!
Akron Zoo
Tuesday, June 24, 6:30 pm A zookeeper from
the Akron Zoo will introduce us to some of
their animal friends.
World of Difference
Tuesday, July 15, 6:30 pm World of Difference
will entertain us with interactive storytelling.
Kindergarten Readiness for Parents
Thursday, August 7, 12:15 pm The path to
success begins long before the first day of
kindergarten. Parents are a child’s first teacher.
Speakers from the Summit Education Initiative
will visit our story time and share ideas parents
can use at home to help their children be
ready for success. A special story time will be
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provided for your children as you attend the
parent talk.
School Age Programs
Tuesdays, 2 pm School Age Fun! Please register
in advance for each program. For students in
Kindergarten-5th grade.
June 10 Outdoor Fun-Bubbles and Chalk.
Chalk it up to a good time! We are going to take
the fun outside to enjoy some fresh air. Blow
and pop some bubbles and use your artistic
skills to decorate our pavement.
June 17 Drip E. Faucet-Magician, juggler, and
plumber that features amazing and amusing
feats of magic and funny, high-flying, gravitydefying juggling!
June 24 Hot Wheels Derby-Come and race
your car. If you don’t have a car some will be
available to borrow. Top three winners get a
small prize! On your mark, get set, go!
July 1 Bingo-It’s a game of BINGO! Who will
be our lucky winners?
July 8 Let’s Move It Dance Party-Let’s get it
moving and grooving. We’ll dance to some
fun music, have a dance contest, a hula hoop
contest, and enjoy some healthy and not so
healthy snacks
July 15 Rob Miller-Witness the talents of
Ventriloquist Rob Miller.
July 22 Rick Smith, Jr.-He has appeared on
various television shows. His magic and
illusions will amaze you!
July 29 Outback Ray-Outback Ray will join us
with his exotic animals. This will be a fun and
educational program you won’t want to miss!
August 12 Binary Codes-Make a binary code
bracelet or necklace.
Book Buddies
Buddies are the best! Little Buddies entering
grades K-4 in the Fall of 2014 are invited to
come in every Wednesday, June 11 through July
30, 2-5 pm and read for half an hour to a Big
Buddy.
3rd-4th Grade Book Club
One Monday each month, 4 pm For children
in 3rd-4th grades. Please register. We will read
a different chapter book and then come in and
talk about it with others over a drink and snack.
June 9-TBA-A required 3rd grade summer
reading book
July 14-TBA-A required 4th grade summer
reading book
August 11-MY LIFE AS A STUNT BOY
by Janet Tashjian
CHILDREN’S BRANCH PROGRAMS
July 23 Library Explosive Science-Special time
12:30 pm-2 pm. Science experiments with Miss
Kim and Miss Kelly.
July 30 Bubble Lady
CHILDREN’S BRANCH PROGRAMS
NORTH HILL – 330.535.9423
183 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron, 44310
Family Programs
Traveling “Libeary Bears”
These cuddly, stuffed bears like to travel and
make new friends. Plan to take one along on
your family vacation this summer. Children (or
adults) are expected to read to the bears daily.
Each bear has a journal to record destinations
and most exciting adventures. Stop in early to
make reservations for your favorite bear, pick it
up before you leave and bring it back when you
return.
Preschool Play Group
Tuesdays, 11:30 am-12:30 pm Our little ones
need time to play and visit with other children.
Their adults get to meet and talk with other
adults, watch their children play together and
even play with their own children. Everyone
can make new friends while they play with
blocks, toys, dolls and puzzles.
Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays, June 17-July 22, 10:30 am This
series of programs is for children ages 2 to 5.
Adult caregivers are welcome and expected to
join in the fun. We’ll read books, play music,
hear flannel board stories, learn rhymes,
experiment with puppets and finger plays, and
play with toys as we make new friends and
make something to take home.
Special Preschool Events
Tuesdays, 10:30 am
July 1 Hot Wheels Derby for everyone younger
than 6. Bring your own fastest car!
July 15 Outback Ray will share his wild animal
friends.
School Age Children’s Programs
Wednesdays, 2 pm These programs are
designed to entertain children and parents.
Each event will last about forty-five minutes
to an hour. Enjoy performers with illusions to
share, animals to learn about, science activities
to explore, superheroes to create, and drums to
beat.
June 11 Friends of the North Hill Branch
Library will treat everyone to ice cream
sundaes.
June 18 Akron Zoo Education Staff will bring
live animals.
June 25 Mad Science will offer intriguing
experiments.
July 2 Annual Hot Wheels Derby! Bring your
fastest car!
July 9 Rick Smith Jr. will astound us with tricks
and magic.
July 16 Weathervane Playhouse will host a
Super Hero Training Camp.
July 23 Elec Simon will vibrate the walls with
drums and music.
July 30 Jungle Terry will share his adventures
with wild animals.
NORTHWEST AKRON – 330.836.1081
1720 Shatto Ave., Akron, 44313
Little Sizzlers Preschool Time (2-5 year olds)
Tuesdays, June 3-24, 10:30 am Enjoy fun,
engaging activities for our preschool friends.
June 3 Summer Dance Party
June 10 Smeller’s Bingo
June 17 Dump Truck Races
June 24 Carnival
Baby Story Time (Birth-24 months with a
caregiver)
Tuesdays, August 5-26, 10:30 am Babies and
their caregivers will enjoy rhymes, songs and
books. Playtime follows the program for all to
enjoy.
Family Programs
Ice Cream Social
Monday, June 9, 2 pm Question: What’s
better than registering for Mind, Body & Sole?
Answer: Registering AND celebrating with
delicious ice cream while enjoying time with
family and friends!
Get Ready for Kindergarten
Wednesdays, 2 pm Rising kindergartners
participate in stories and activities that help
prepare children for success in school.
August 6 Manners August 13 Safety
Sensory Story Time
Third Saturdays monthly, June 21, July 19,
August 16, 10:30 am and 11:30 am This
program offers educational, literacy and
social opportunities for children of all ages
with differing abilities, their siblings, parents/
caregivers and their typically developing peers
through the use of story, music and movement
to engage the participants. Please contact Tricia
Twarogowski at 330-643-4702 with questions
or to register for a spot in this program.
Northwest Library and Recreation Center
Anniversary Concert/Ice Cream Social
Monday, August 11, 7 pm Join us on the patio
with some ice cream to enjoy the musical
sounds of THE AKRON BIG BAND in
celebration of our building anniversary.
Paint the Walk
Wednesday, June 18, 1-3 pm In collaboration
with the Northwest Family Recreation Center,
we will beautify our landscape by painting our
sidewalks. The entire family will enjoy this fun,
creative activity!
NORTON – 330.825.7800
3930 S. Cleve.-Mass. Rd., Norton, 44203
CPR Anytime Training
Tuesday, July 15, 6-7:30 pm Ages 10 and
up. ® CPR Anytime® is a family-centered
learning program that will allow anyone to
learn the core skills of CPR; hands only CPR,
and AED skills. Registration is limited. This
event is jointly sponsored by Summa Health
System and The American Heart Association.
Call 1-800-237-8662 to reserve your spot. Reservation deadline: July 11. Please note that
participation in this class does not qualify as
CPR Certification training.
Contagious Fun for the Whole Family
Thursdays, 2 pm
June 12 Soda Pop! Burp the day away. Learn
how to make your own brand of soda pop. Take
a Coke v. Pepsi blindfold challenge and enter a
friendly trivia contest.
June 19 Bubble Lady!
June 26 Rick Smith, Jr. Magician and World
Record Card Thrower
July 3 Patriotic Chalk-In. Turn the library
sidewalks red, white and blue for our nation’s
238th birthday. In the event of rain, meet us
inside for easy-to-make patriotic crafts.
July 10 Super Hero Training Camp: Which
Super Hero are you? An interactive
Weathervane theater class designed to help you
find your inner superpowers!
July 17 Largely Literary, Old fashioned puppet
show fun in the style of Punch and Judy.
July 24 Jungle Terry presents animals and
reptiles for close-up education and fun.
July 31 Fizz! Bang! Read! Bingo Game Day
Family Movies
Tuesdays, 2 pm Bring the whole family to beat
the heat and enjoy a movie.
June 24 Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2
July 1 Despicable Me 2
July 8 No movie this week
July 15 Planes
July22 Frozen
Mind, Body & Sole Summer Performers
Thursdays, 2 pm
June 12 Bubble Lady
June 19 Mad Science
June 26 Super Hero Training Camp presented
by Weathervane Playhouse
July 3 No program this week
July 10 Elec Simon and Friends, Musician
July 17 Robin Echols Cooper, Storyteller
July 24 Jeff Nicholas, Cartoonist
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Fizz! Boom! Story Time!
Monday, June 16, 23, 30, July 14, 21, 28,
10:30-11:30 am Create a spark in your little
scientist with literary and science fun.
ODOM BLVD – 330.434.8726
600 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron, OH 44307
Make It Mondays
Enjoy family time with us on these Monday
nights this summer. A picture book will be
shared followed by activities that will be
appropriate for you to enjoy with your children
of different ages. You are encouraged to register
in advance for these programs. Preschoolers
should be accompanied by a caregiver.
June 16, 6-7 pm LET’S BUILD-Legos,
Agriculture Mobile Lab
Tuesday, July 22, 1-3 pm Everyone is invited
to visit the agriculture mobile lab for a handson experience investigating the importance of
agriculture in our everyday lives. This program
is supported by the Summit County Farm
Bureau and the Let’s Grow Akron organization.
School Age Programs
Fridays, 1 pm You are encouraged to register in
advance for these programs.
June 13 ERNEST AND CELESTINE-Movie
and popcorn.
June 27 RELAY RACE CHALLENGES-Silly
and fun exercise.
July 11 MAKE A FAN-Make and decorate a
fan to help with the summer heat and to create
something beautiful.
July 25 BUBBLES-Play with a variety of bubble
wands. Take home some bubble mix we
concoct.
August 8 ACT OUT-Costume play, reader’s
theater for the younger school aged child.
Wednesday Performers
1 pm Please call ahead if bringing a group.
June 18 Sogbety West African
Experience Interactive performance of
rhythms, dances, and songs of West Africa. June 25 Hip Hop dance and movement with
Jessica Wallis .
July 2 Bubble Lady-Interactive presentation of
the magic of bubbles.
July 9 Outback Ray-Meet some exotic animals.
July 16 Katie Bee Entertainment-Puppets,
stories, magic.
July 23 SciMobile-Explore science with handson discovery stations.
July 30 Baba Jubal Harris: Arithmetic and
Rhythm Sticks-Baba uses songs, rhythm
patterns and movement to work with math.
PORTAGE LAKES – 330.644.7050
4261 Manchester Rd., Akron, 44319
Toddler and Preschool Programs
Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays, July 1-July 29, 11 am Join Ms. Elaine
each week for great stories, music, finger plays,
art and more fun! Ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
Preschool Playroom
Mondays, June 9, July 14, August 11, 11 am
Play with your child and help your little one
discover a whole new world through play!
We provide a variety of activities and toys for
preschoolers to explore while making new
friends. Ages 1-5 with a caregiver.
Family Programs
Mind, Body & Sole Wow Wednesdays
Programs begin at 1 pm All ages are welcome.
No registration needed.
June 11 Get Up & Dance! Bring your dancing
shoes to shake, move and groove with the
dancers and musicians from ArtSparks!
June 18 Community Fun Day! Meet some of
our community helpers and heroes! Fire, police,
EMT’s and more will be on hand for a visit.
June 25 E & J Reptiles! Get up close and
personal with reptiles, amphibians and
arachnids!
July 2 Outdoor Carnival Games! Try your
hand at some fun skill games outside in our
NatureConnect space!
July 9 Fizz, Bang, Boom! Science Show! Have
fun with science and magic! July 16 The Bubble Lady! Our favorite bubble
lady returns to amaze you.
July 23 Crazy Games Day! Race a rubber duck,
play with giant bouncy balls, maneuver an
obstacle course, and participate in parachute
games and more.
July 30 Mr. Puppet’s Fizz, Boom, Read
Show! Fun with ventriloquist and puppeteer
Mr. Puppet!
Kids Craft Club
Saturdays, June 7, July 12, August 2, 1 pm Join
us each month as we have new arts and crafts
to make and do. Preschool through grade 5
welcome. No registration necessary. Finished
with crafts? Stay for a visit with the dogs of
Tails-N-Tales at 2 pm.
Tails-N-Tales
Saturdays, June 7, July 12, August 2, 2 pm
Visit with our favorite furry friends and
practice your reading skills. These dogs just love
to hear a good story! Children not yet reading
are welcome to share a favorite picture book.
All ages welcome.
Family Story Nights Mondays, June 23, July 21, 6:30 pm Join Ms.
Elaine for great stories, songs, finger plays, art
and lots of fun for the whole family! All ages
welcome.
RICHFIELD – 330.659.4343
3761 S. Grant St., Richfield, 44286
Family Events
Family Story Time
Tuesdays, June 17-July 22, 10:30-11:30 am
Ages 6 months- 6 years. Children bring your
favorite caregiver and join us for stories, music,
rhymes and more.
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Mind, Body and Sole Kick-Off Ice Cream
Social
Wednesday, June 11, 1-3 pm Join us in the
garden for Mind, Body and Sole registration
and enjoy an ice cream sundae. We will also
have a make-it-take it craft in our meeting
room.
Performer Line Up, Family Fun for All Ages
Wednesdays, 2-3 pm
June 18 Outback Ray’s wild animal show
June 25 Enjoy the rhythmic music of drummer
Sogbety
July 2 Outdoor fun day
July 9 Cartooning with Jeff Nicholas
July 16 Be amazed with juggler Kevin
Delagrange
July 23 Akron Zoo
July 30 Enjoy the talents of ventriloquist Rob
Miller
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 19 Meet the Robinsons July 10 Planes
July 24 Planet 51
Build It Thursdays
June 26, July 17, July 31, 1-3 pm Join us at
the library and enjoy an afternoon of creative
building. We will have Citi Blocs, Legos, blocks,
and boxes on hand for creative building.
Paws for Reading
First and Third Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm
Children can practice their literacy skills by
reading aloud each week to our doggie pals
Kodak, Shelby, Rudy, Yuki, Mindy, and Susie.
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.
Yoga Fun Mondays
August 4, 11, 18, 10:30-11:30 am Calling all
boys and girls ages 4-11, join us for an hour of
yoga fun from Nirvana Yoga Studio, followed
by a healthy snack. If you have access to a yoga
mat or beach towel please bring it. We will
have a small supply of yoga mats available too.
Yoga classes are generously brought to you by
Friends of the Richfield Branch Library.
Family Outdoor Yoga Fun
Saturday, June 14, 10:30 am Head out to the
library and first take a stroll along the Carter/
Pedigo Trail and read PEACEFUL PIGGY
MEDITATION, by Kerry Lee MacLean.
After your warm-up hike join Nirvana Yoga
instructors out on the lawn. Yoga will begin at
11 am. You can choose to hike before or after
your yoga work out. If you have access to a yoga
mat or beach towel please bring it. We will have
a small supply of yoga mats available too. If the
weather doesn’t cooperate Yoga will be held in
the meeting room.
CHILDREN’S BRANCH PROGRAMS
citiblocks and other things that fit together.
June 30, 6-7 pm LET’S MAKE IT-Quesadillas,
fruit and veggie sculptures.
July 7, 6-7 pm LET’S EXPERIMENT-Simple
science experiments to try.
July 28, 6-7 pm LET’S PLAY-Target games,
vintage Skittles, indoor bocce ball, and more.
August 11, 6-7 pm LET’S WATCH-Short
animated film featuring Mo Willem’s Pigeon,
eat popcorn and then draw pigeon together.
August 25, 6-7 pm LET’S HEAR-Make musical
instruments out of a variety of materials.
CHILDREN’S BRANCH PROGRAMS
Carter-Pedigo Trail Programs
This summer we prove it is possible “to kill two
birds with one stone”. The Village of Richfield’s
Carter-Pedigo trail is a community StoryWalk®.
Now while you are hiking in the great outdoors
to earn your miles for Mind, Body and Sole,
you can also earn reading time as you walk
along the trail, and read the story posted
along the way. Featured titles for this summer
include:
May 24-June 30 ME…JANE by Patrick
McDonnell
July 1-July 31 DIARY OF A SPIDER
by Doreen Cronin
August 1-August 31 DUCK ON A BIKE
by David Shannon
(The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne
Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed
in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle &
Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard
Library.)
On Your Own Programs
Explorer Packs
Enhance your hiking experience. Explorer
Packs are available to borrow. All you need is a
library card or ID. Perfect for hiking the Carter
Pedigo Trail.
BOOK SALES
NatureConnect
Monday, June 2-Saturday, August 30 We’ll
make you a nature explorer! There will always
be something going on in the garden, like
Treasure Map Making, Nature Questing, Sound
Mapping, Color Coding, Music making, Art
sketching and more.
Where the Sidewalk RecommENDS
Monday, June 2-Saturday, August 30 Chalk
the walk with a book recommendation. A
great place to get an idea before you even step
inside the library.
Give a Fortune, Take a Fortune
Monday, June 30-Friday, August 1 Take a
fortune from the bowl and make one to leave
behind. Celebrate National Fortune Cookie
Day on July 20.
TALLMADGE – 330.633.4345
90 Community Rd., Tallmadge, 44278
Tallmadge Summer Story Times
Bouncing Baby Rhyme Times
Tuesdays, June 17-July 22, 10 am For babies
up to age 24 months with a caregiver. 20
minutes of rhymes, songs and stories followed
by a 20 minute group playtime.
Preschool Science and Nature Tales
Tuesdays, July 1-July 22, 11 am For 2-6 year
olds and their families. Connect with science
and nature through stories, songs, activities and
crafts.
July 1 Ocean Friends
July 8 Batty Bats
July 15 Creepy Crawlies
July 22 Dinosaurs
Mind Body & Sole Open House
Monday, June 2, 10 am-4 pm
Science Explorations with our Fizz, Boom,
Read Team
Drop by and register for Mind, Body & Sole:
Read At Your Own Pace. Enjoy a frozen treat
and take part in some crazy science activities
with our teen volunteers. Get a head start on
your reading and walking goal by taking part in
our library storywalk.
Fabulous Family Fun
Thursdays, 2 pm Entertainment and creative
fun for all ages.
June 12 Magician, Rick Smith, Jr.
June 19 Verb Ballet-Shape Imagination
Workshop
June 26 Akron Zoomobile
July 3 Gumdrop Engineering, use your building
skills to make some sweet sculptures with
toothpicks and candy. Younger children must
be accompanied by an adult helper.
July 10 Mad Science
July 17 The Bubble Lady
July 24 Outback Ray Live Animal Show
July 31 Weathervane Theatre Presents
Superhero Future
Cool Off with Summertime Family Movies
Wednesdays, 1 pm For all ages, children under
age 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring
a packed lunch if you like. We will provide a
drink.
June 11 DisneyNature African Cats, 89
minutes, G
June 25 Meet the Robinsons, 96 minutes, G
July 9 Frozen, 108 minutes, PG
July 23 Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2,
94 minutes, PG
August 6 Despicable Me 2, 98 minutes, PG
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALES
FAIRLAWN-BATH – 330.666.4888
3101 Smith Rd., Akron, 44333
Mini Book Sale-Friday, June 20, 10 am-3 pm
Mini Book Sale-Monday, July 21, 10 am-3 pm
Mini Book Sale-Monday, August 18, 10 am3 pm
NORTH HILL – 330.535.9423
183 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron, 44310
Friends Preview-Saturday, June 14, 8:30-10 am
Book Sale- Saturday, June 14, 10 am-3 pm
ODOM BLVD – 330.434.8726
600 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron, OH 44307
Book Sale-Saturday, June 21, 10 am-3 pm
Book Sale-Saturday, August 23, 10 am-3 pm
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RICHFIELD – 330.659.4343
3761 S. Grant St., Richfield, 44286
Friends Preview- Friday, June 6, 12-1 pm
Book Sale-Friday, June 6, 1-5:30 pm
Book Sale-Saturday, June 7, 10 am-4 pm
LIBRARY SHOP ON MAIN (LSOM)
Open Year-Round
Monday-Thursday, 10 am-6 pm
Friday & Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
Closed on Sunday from Memorial Day
weekend through Labor Day.
www.lsom.org
Programs are subject to change.
Interpretive services are available.
Please inquire.
www.akronlibrary.org