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									   Library Events
   Akron-Summit County Public Library                                                                                                June – August 2012
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                                                                     into plastic bags and be a part of a work of art   HISTORY & HUMANITIES DIVISION
  If you need more detailed information                              for our community                                  330.643.9040

                                                                                                                                                                           MAIN PROGRAMS
  concerning the following programs,                                 July 10 Jeff Wright and his stupendous             The Akron Storytelling Festival – Free!
  please contact the library location of                             storytelling with balloons                         July 13 and 14
  your choice.                                                       July 17 University of Akron Steel Drums            Storytelling Concert
  PRE-REGISTRATION                                                   July 24 Sci-Mobile: Uncover the mysteries of       Saturday, 7-10 pm
  *Pre-registration is requested for most                            science                                            Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 pm Come
  programs and workshops.                                            July 31 Summer Reading Program Grand               early and enjoy the music of the Brick Road
  **Pre-registration is requested for all                            Finale                                             Ramblers. 12 years and older.
  Story Times.                                                                                                          Megan Hicks-Coming of Age – 1942 and 1968
  ***Baby Time is for babies 6-24 months                             Sign Language Workshops                            Ed Stivender-Classics Revisited
  with a parent or caregiver.                                        Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 10, 12 pm        10-10:30 pm
                                                                     Learn how to talk with your hands with signing     Meet the Storytellers in the Atrium.
                        Contents                                     lessons, activities and games. Bag lunches
Main Library Programs .......................Pages 1-2               welcome. Try to come every day, as the classes     Family Concert
Adult Branch Programs.......................Pages 3-8                build on each other. No sign up needed.            Friday, 1:30-2:30 pm
Teen Branch Programs ......................Pages 9-11                                                                   Auditorium. Megan Hicks-Storytelling Express -
                                                                     Story Times                                        Origami Swami. Ideal for ages 5 and up.
Children Branch Programs .............Pages 12-15                    Preschool Story Time
Book Sales ................................................Page 16   Thursdays, 10:30 am                                Story Swap
                                                                     For 2-5 year olds with an adult caregiver.         Saturday, 11:30 am-1:15 pm
             MAIN PROGRAMS                                           Remember: Summer reading is for little ones too!   Meeting Room 2AB. Lunch & Story Swap -
                                                                                                                        Come to tell or listen.
                                                                     Saturday Family Story Time Sampler
MAIN LIBRARY 330.643.9000                                            Saturdays, 11 am                                   Adult Workshops
60 S. High St., Akron, 44326                                                                                            Megan Hicks-Stories InCreasing, with the
                                                                     Sunday Family Story Time Sampler                   Origami Swami
                                                                     Saturdays, 2 pm                                    Friday, 9:30-11:30 am
330.643.9015                                                         Akron Storytelling Festival                        Children’s Library
All films will be shown in the Main Library                          Friday, July 13, 1:30-2:30 pm                      Megan Hicks-Your Life as History? Your
Auditorium starting at 6:30 pm, unless                               Megan Hicks Storytelling Express – Origami         History as Legacy
otherwise noted. All programs are FREE                               Swami                                              Saturday, 9:30-11:30 am
and open to the public. Parking is free in the                       An interactive blend of stories, fairytales and    Meeting Room 2AB
High/Market St. deck for those arriving after                        rhyme. Watch Megan create a story using
6 pm                                                                 origami right before your eyes. Ideal for ages     Ed Stivender-Story Lab
June 7 WAR HORSE                                                     5 and up. Free Family Concert. Main Library        Saturday, 1:30-3:30 pm
June 14 FILM NOIR DOUBLE FEATURE:                                    Auditorium. This is a perfect outing for day       Meeting Room 2AB
NARROW MARGIN/FOLLOW ME QUIETLY                                      camps.
June 21 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST                                                                                     LIBRARY SHOP ON MAIN (LSOM)
                                                                     Summertime Family Films                            330.643.9070
                                                                     Wednesdays, July 11-July 25, 6:30 pm               Owned and operated by Friends of the Main
                                                                     July 11 THE MUPPETS                                Library, LSOM offers gently used books at
                                                                     July 18 SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN                   exceptionally low prices and unique gifts to
                                                                     DWARFS                                             support ASCPL. Volunteer opportunities are
                                                                     July 25 HUGO                                       available by visiting the shop or calling 330-
TRIBUTE                                                                                                                 643-9070. Learn more at
                                                                     ELECTRONIC SERVICES                                Father’s Day & Vacation Fun Book Sale
                                                                     330.643.9145                                       June 1-30
                                                                     Computer Training                                  June 5-7 Half-Price “Dot” Sale
                                                                     Attend free computer classes! Our schedule         June 6, 11 am-1 pm Sidewalk Sale
                                                                     includes exciting opportunities for hands-         Featured Selections: Planes, trains,
                                                                     on training in Main Library’s state of the art     automobiles, fire-fighting equipment, children’s
School-Age Programs for Grades K-6
                                                                     computer lab. From basic computer skills           games and crafts
Tuesdays, June 12-August 2, 2 pm
                                                                     to Microsoft excel, we have a class for you!        
June 12 Jungle Terry and his animals
                                                                     Check your local branch for days and times         Cats, Dogs & Critters Book Sale
June 19 Naturalist and Storyteller Foster
                                                                     of additional computer classes held at various     July 1-31
                                                                     library locations. Visit our Website at www.       July 10-12 Half-Price “Dot” Sale
June 26 Storyteller Robin Echols Cooper
                                                            or pick up a brochure    July 11, 11 am-1 pm Sidewalk Sale
July 3 Akron Art Museum: Breathe new life
                                                                     at your local branch for class listings.           July 4 Closed for Independence Day
                Featured Selections: Books on pets and                meets in meeting room 2AB, High Street Level,           YOUTH SERVICES OFFICE
                                                                                                                              Teen Programs at Main Library
                animals, and Independence Day/patriotic               Main Library.
                topics                                                                                                        330.643.9185
                                                                      Branching Out: Second Steps in Genealogy                Teen Programs at Main
                Back-to-School Book Sale                              Research                                                Programs are for kids and teens ages 11-18.
                August 1-31                                           Saturday, June 23, 10 am - noon                         All programs will be held in the 3rd floor Teen
                Aug. 7-9 Half-Price “Dot” Sale                        A more detailed continuation of Getting Started         Department Meeting Room unless otherwise
                Aug. 8, 11 am-1 pm Sidewalk Sale                      in Family History, this class is geared toward          indicated. Please call the Teen Department to
                Featured Selections: Wide range of children’s         those who have already taken this class or have         register.
                books and multiple-copy sets, and science             done some research on their own. Because this
                fiction                                               class will use Internet resources, basic computer       Glow in the Dark Party
                                                                      skills are recommended. This workshop meets             Wednesday, June 13, 3 pm
                SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION                         in Meeting Room 2AB, High Street Level, Main            You’ll have a glowing good time at this party!
                330.643.9075                                          Library.                                                Come and make glow worms and glowing fairy
                Please contact Science & Technology to sign up.                                                               dust in a jar, decorate yourself with glow paint
                                                                      Finding Your Family in the Census                       and enjoy a variety of glow in the dark drinks
                Introduction to Intellectual Property                 Saturday, July 7, 10 am - noon
                Thursday, August 9, 6:30 pm                                                                                   and snacks.
                                                                      Join us as we learn more about using United              

                Librarians from the Science & Technology              States Census records for your family research.         Nocturnal Nibbles
                Division’s Patent & Trademark Resource                As we will be using electronic resources,               Wednesday, June 20, 3 pm
                Center will explain the differences among the         basic computer skills are recommended. This             You can own the night by coming to this program
                major types of intellectual property protection       workshop meets in Computer Lab 2, First                 and learning how to make some delicious snacks
                                                                      Floor, Main Library.                                    to curb your late night hunger.  We’ll be providing
                - patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade
                                                                                                                              the supplies to make fun and tasty treats. 
                secrets. Learn how to determine which type of         Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors
                protection is best for you. This class will meet in   Saturday, July 28, 10 am - noon                         Brighten Up the Night –A Neon Celebration
                Meeting Room 1 on the High Street Level.              Join us for a discussion of identifying                 Wednesday, June 27, 3 pm
                                                                      immigrant ancestors and locating passenger              Make a carrying case for your sunglasses out of
                Introduction to Patents and Patent Searching          lists and naturalization records. As we will be         neon duct tape, decorate a pillowcase with neon
                Saturday, August 18, 10 am                            using electronic resources, basic computer skills       paint that’s sure to brighten up your dreams,
                Librarians from the Science & Technology              are recommended. This workshop meets in                 decorate a neon notebook, or just hang out and
                division will explain the process of getting          Computer Lab 2, First Floor, Main Library.              eat neon candy!
                a U.S. patent and show you how to do a
                preliminary patent search using the United            Using Ancestry in Your Genealogy Research               Light up Lanterns
                States Patent & Trademark Web site. Basic             Saturday, August 4, 10 am - noon                        Wednesday, July 11, 3 pm
                computer skills and familiarity with the              With more than 7,000 databases and 200                  Make a cool, colorful lantern out of tree
                Internet is suggested. This class will meet in        billion images, Ancestry is the premier online          branches and other unusual items for your
                the Patent Alcove in the Science & Technology         genealogy resource--and it is available to              summer bonfire parties.
                division.                                             you free within any ASCPL location.  This
                                                                                                                              Batman and Robin: Special Interactive Movie
                                                                      workshop will introduce you to the many
                Frisina, LLC Entrepreneurship Series                                                                          Screening - Thursday, July 12, 6:30 pm
                                                                      features of Ancestry Library Edition and show
                Wednesdays, June 20 and August 15, 5:30 pm                                                                    Main Library Auditorium. We’ll be showing
                                                                      you how to do efficient and effective searches. 
                Join local patent attorney, Dominic Frisina, and                                                              Batman & Robin, the 1995 film starring
                                                                      Because electronic resources are used, basic
                invited guest experts for this monthly series of                                                              George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell and Arnold
                                                                      computer skills are recommended.  This
                informative sessions aimed at making the most                                                                 Schwarzenegger, and we need your help! 
                                                                      workshop meets in Computer Lab 2, First
                of your intellectual property.                                                                                During the screening, you’ll be given a phone
                                                                      Floor, Main Library.  
                The Law of Branding                                                                                           number that you can text jokes and other
                June 20                                               Discovering Your Civil War Ancestors                    comments to, and your texts will appear on
                We will discuss strategies and issues involved        Saturday, August 11, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm                  the big screen in real-time. In other words, you
                in brand selection, identifying and mitigating        Join us for presentations by local researcher and re-   provide the commentary – the funnier, the better!
                risks, and registering trademarks.  Attendees         enactor, John P. Gurnish, and Certified Genealogist,
                                                                                                                              Aromatherapy Afternoon
                include marketing consultants, in-house               lecturer and writer, Amy Johnson Crow.
                                                                                                                              Wednesday, July 18, 3 pm
                marketing departments, and small business             Program Schedule:
                                                                                                                              Are you looking to relax this summer?
                owners.                                               9:30 – 9:45 Introductions
                                                                                                                              Aromatherapy can help soothe your mood. Join
                August 15. Contact Science & Technology               9:45 – 10:45 Summit County in the Civil War,
                                                                                                                              us to make candles and other bath products.
                for details. These classes will meet in Meeting               John P. Gurnish
                Room 2 on the High Street Level.                      10:45 – 11 Break                                        Dark as Night: A Chocolate Program
                                                                      11 – 12 Researching Ohio Civil War                      Wednesday, July 25, 3 pm
                SPECIAL COLLECTIONS                                           Ancestors, Amy Johnson Crow                     At this dark but delicious program, you’ll
                330.643.9030                                          12 – 1 Lunch on your own                                sample some chocolate fondue, compete against
                Getting Started in Family History                     1 – 2 For Benefit of the Soldier: Civil War             others in chocolaty contests, create an edible art
                Saturday, June 9, 10 am - noon                                Fraternal Organizations, Amy Johnson            masterpiece, and learn some interesting facts
                Saturday, September 8, 10 am - noon                           Crow                                            about everyone’s favorite snack.
                Join the Special Collections Division for an          2 – 2:15 Break
                                                                                                                              Medieval Games
                introduction to genealogy for new family              2:15 – 3:15 Researching Your Civil War
                                                                                                                              Wednesday, August 1, 3 pm
                historians. Each session will include an                      Ancestors Online, Amy Johnson Crow
                                                                                                                              Join us for the joust and other medieval
                overview of genealogical sources available at the     3:15 – 3:30 Break
                                                                                                                              inspired fun and games!
                Library, suggestions for getting started, and tips    3:30 – 4:30 State and Local Records for Civil
                for organizing your research. This workshop                   War Research, Amy Johnson Crow
ASCPL BRANCH LIBRARIES                              Euchre Game Day
                                                    Saturdays, 10 am
                                                                                                         Massillon Museum, discusses the Titanic from
                                                                                                         concept to completion, the social climate before

                                                                                                                                                               A D U LT B R A N C H P R O G R A M S
                                                    June 23, July 28                                     and after the sinking of the Titanic, and the
 ADULT BRANCH PROGRAMS                              Come enjoy a morning of a fun, fast-paced            passengers aboard.
                                                    game of cards.  Always count on your partner
                                                                                                         An Evening with Terry Pluto
ELLET – 330.784.2019                                for one,so bring a friend!  Players must be over
                                                                                                         July 2
                                                    18 years of age.
2470 E. Market Street, Akron, 44312                                                                      Join us, as sportswriter, Terry Pluto, will be
Book Club                                           Saturday Matinee                                     here to talk about the Cleveland sports scene.
Books are available in advance at the circulation   Saturdays, 2 pm                                      He will also discuss and sign copies of his most
desk.                                               Watch a new DVD release on the big screen at         recent book, Joe Tait: It’s Been a Real Ball. Other
Readers Roundtable, Tuesdays, 3:30 pm               the Library!                                         copies of his recent books will also be on hand.
June 12 THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott                June 23 WAR HORSE
Fitzgerald                                                                                               Telling Our Stories: Ways to Honor Our
                                                    July 28 FOOTLOOSE
July 10 MAID OF MURDER: AN INDIA                                                                         Journey and Share Our Wisdom
HAYES MYSTERY by Amanda Flower                      Cool Music for Hot Summer Nights                     July 30
                                                    Free outdoor concerts at the Ellet Branch! Join      Presenter, Beth Elsass, will teach us how to
Local Author – Matt Lupica                          us on our front lawn for a little evening music.     create a valuable legacy filled with memories,
Wednesday, June 6, 7 pm                             Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic basket.    traditions, reflections and advice for our loved
The Ellet Branch Library welcomes Matt              Rain? Concerts will be inside.                       ones that future generations can cherish long
Lupica, author of THE BASEBALL STADIUM              Adam Cord                                            after we are gone.
INSIDER, the essential companion to all             Wednesday, June 20, 7 pm
baseball fans. Wear your favorite baseball team     Concert will include music of many of the
shirt or hat to the program and be eligible to
                                                                                                         FIRESTONE PARK – 330.724.2126
                                                    great finger style guitarists in history such as
win some fun door prizes!                           Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Pierre Bensusan, Leo
                                                                                                         1486 Aster Ave., Akron, 44301
                                                                                                         Afternoon Book Discussion
                                                    Kottke, Phil Keaggy, and many other favorites.
Celebrate Paul McCartney’s 70th Birthday –                                                               Thursdays, 2 pm
                                                    Brick Road Ramblers
Beatles Mania Fun!                                                                                       Join us for a lively discussion.
                                                    Wednesday, July 18, 7 pm
Tuesday, June 12, 7 pm                                                                                   June 14 CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED
                                                    Join us for Akron, Ohio’s hot, harmonizing
Come and celebrate Paul McCartney’s 70th                                                                 LETTER by Tom Franklin
                                                    string band featuring five-string and tenor
birthday with video clips, little known                                                                  July 12 THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin
                                                    banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, dobro,
recordings, fun facts, trivia, and fun door                                                              Morgenstern
                                                    concertina, and stand-up bass. Music that
prizes. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!                                                           August 9 THE SUGAR QUEEN by Sarah
                                                    celebrates joyous, foot-stomping mountain
                                                                                                         Addison Allen
Ellet Branch Annual Summer Evening Tea              tunes, blues, 60s folk, and 1930s standards -- all
Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 pm                           performed in grand style by the four-member          Yarn Smarts
Enjoy summer tea and light treats while enjoying    Ramblers.                                            Thursdays, 2 pm
a program about the Forgotten Amusement                                                                  June 21, July 19, August 16
Parks in Ohio. Join us as we reminisce about                                                             Enjoy discussion and sharing current knitting
                                                    Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 pm
America’s favorite past time fun! Please sign up                                                         and crochet projects.
                                                    Discover how creative you can be! Make
in advance as space is limited.
                                                    various crafts from our Craft Closet Clean-Out.      Trash N Class
Welcome to Astronomy 1 on 1                                                                              Tuesdays, 7 pm
                                                    Book Bling
Tuesday, July 24, 7 pm                                                                                   Every month, titles will alternate, trash then
                                                    Tuesday, July 31, 6:30 pm
Are you interested in learning more about                                                                class, and so on. Titles chosen by participants.
                                                    Add some bling to your next read. Create a
the planets, comets, moons and other objects                                                             June 26 Trash TBA
                                                    beautiful bookmark.
in outer space? Join us for a special program                                                            July 31 Class TBA
presented by Jeff Hudson, as he discusses the                                                            August 28 Trash TBA
mysteries of the night sky.                         FAIRLAWN-BATH – 330.666.4888
                                                    3101 Smith Rd., Akron, 44333                         Getting Started in Family History
Knit Wits and the Crochet Chicks                    Anything Goes Book Discussion                        Tuesday, June 12, 7 pm
Mondays, 3:30 pm, June 4, 18, July 2, 16            Mondays, 1 pm                                        The Special Collections Division is pleased
Do you like to share techniques and                 June 4 THE WORST THING by Aaron J.                   to offer orientation sessions for new family
suggestions? All levels of expertise and all        Elkins                                               historians. Each session will include an
ages welcome. Free supplies and instructional       July 2 SWAMPLANDIA by Karen Russell                  overview of the genealogical resources available
handouts will be provided for knitting and          August 6 ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE by Diane                   at the Akron-Summit County Public Library,
crocheting.                                         Ackerman                                             suggestions for getting started, and tips for
                                                                                                         organizing your research. Please sign up in
Wii Gaming - Bowling
                                                    Mondays at 6:30 pm                                   advance.
Mondays, 1 pm, June 11, 25, July 9, 23
Try your bowling skills – strikes are sweet but     Creating a Sense of Well-Being through the Arts      Zentangle
watch out for those gutter balls! Players must be   June 4                                               Tuesday, July 17, 6 pm
over 18 years of age.                               This interactive program, presented by music         Deborah Phelps Miller, a certified Zentangle
                                                    therapist Kathleen Dolesh, examines the              teacher, will teach this easy-to-learn method
Cinema Nite                                         relationship between art, music and general          of creating beautiful images from repetitive
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm                                   well-being.                                          patterns. Class size is limited. Please sign up in
Watch a new DVD release on the big screen at
                                                    The Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era         advance.
the Library!
June 19 JACK & JILL                                 June 18                                              Local Music Acoustic
July 17 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-GHOST                   Mandy Altimus Pond, Archivist for the                Tuesday, July 24, 7 pm
                                       Local band, The Cuyahoga Valley Frackers,         Cover To Cover: Blanket Donation                    Yahtzee, we remember the lighter side of the
                                       a sardonic string-band, will help keep things     Inspired by our Summer Reading Program              Baby Boom Years.
                                       cool.                                             Theme, The Friends of Green Library will be
                                                                                                                                             Being a Caregiver: Steadfast or Stressed
                                                                                         accepting donations of new and gently used
                                       Tuesday Night Documentary Movie Series                                                                Saturday, August 4, 10 am
                                                                                         blankets. All donations will go to the Good
                                       Tuesdays, 6:30 pm                                                                                     Learn how planning ahead, using relaxation
                                                                                         Neighbors of Green, and may be dropped off
                                       Join us for a documentary movie series. Feel                                                          techniques and taking advantage of supportive
                                                                                         here at the Library during open hours.
                                       free to bring snacks and comfy chairs.                                                                services allow caregivers to experience the
                                       August 7 UNDEFEATED                               Healthy U                                           positive aspects of care giving. Please register in
                                       August 14 INTERRUPTERS                            Mondays, June 4-July 9, 6 pm                        advance for this program.
                                       August 21 CROPSEY                                 Make positive changes toward a healthier
                                                                                                                                             Craft: Paint Sample Notebook
                                                                                         lifestyle and improve your overall health by
                                       Computer Training                                                                                     Wednesday, August 29, 7 pm
                                                                                         getting a better understanding of your illness.
                                       August 13-August 18                                                                                   Make a wee notebook out of paint samples. All
                                                                                         Six free workshops - 2 ½ hours each. After
                                       Monday, August 13, 6 pm Internet 2                                                                    supplies are provided.
                                                                                         attending the third class, you receive a free
                                       Wednesday, August 15, 6 pm Internet 3
                                                                                         Healthy Living with Chronic Disease book and        Book Discussions
                                       Thursday, August 16, 6 pm Library Catalog 101
                                                                                         relaxation CD. Please register in advance for       Afternoon Book Discussion
                                       Friday, August 17, 2 pm EBay Buying
                                                                                         this program.                                       Tuesdays, 12 pm
                                       Saturday, August 18, 10:30 am EBay Selling
                                                                                                                                             June 12: FAMILY THREAT by Linda Lonsdorf
                                                                                         Sensory Garden
                                       GOODYEAR – 330.784.7522                                                                               July 10: THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin
                                                                                         Wednesday, June 6, 6:30 pm
                                       60 Goodyear Blvd., Akron, 44305                   Presented by Michelle Riley, Horticulturist
                                                                                                                                             August 14: THE PARIS WIFE by Paula McLain
                                       Book Discussion, Movies, and Munchies             from All About You Signature Landscape
                                       Wednesdays, 12 pm                                 Design Inc. You will learn what a Sensory           Evening Book Discussion
                                       June 20, July 18                                  Garden is, how to create one, what types            Tuesdays, 6 pm
                                       Bring a potluck for 10 and watch a film related   of plants complement each other, how to             June 19: ON, OFF by Colleen McCullough
                                       to the book discussion.                           incorporate them into your current garden, and      July 17: THE BOOK THIEF by Marcus Zusak
                                                                                         other ways to enjoy a Sensory Garden.               August 21: MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR
                                       Crochet with Penny
                                                                                                                                             PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs
                                       Mondays, 6:30 pm                                  Cut-It-Out Coupon Club
                                       Learning to crochet? Already know how, but        Thursdays, 6:30 pm                                  Computer Training
                                       want to work on a project and gab with some       June 7, August 2                                    July 16-July 20
                                       fun people? Knitters, needle workers, or just                                                         Please call for classes and times.
                                       gabbers welcome!                                  Between the Covers: Quilting
                                                                                         Wednesday, June 27, 7 pm
                                       Beading                                           Presented by Judith Campbell. Ms. Campbell
                                                                                                                                             HIGHLAND SQUARE – 330.376.2927
                                       Wednesday, June 6, 6 pm                           will have quilts to show you and will talk about    807 W. Market St., Akron, 44303
                                       Please sign up in advance for this program.       the types of quilts, fabrics and colors.            Sign Language Class
                                                                                                                                             Saturdays, July 14-August 18, 1 pm
                                       Book Basket Raffle                                Writers’ Circle                                     Paula Wray returns to the Library to teach sign
                                       This summer you have a chance to win one of       Saturday, July 21, 2-4 pm                           language. No prior knowledge of sign language
                                       our book baskets. You get one entry ticket per    Are you a writer and interested in getting          is necessary. This class is for adults, but children
                                       reading slip turned in to put in the drawing      published? Then join us for a time of               over 10 may come if accompanied by an adult.
                                       for the basket of your choice. The drawing will   encouragement and discussion.                       (There will be no class on Saturday, July 21).
                                       be held after the end of our summer reading
                                       program on August 4.                              Ethical Wills: Creating a Legacy                    Local Author Series
                                                                                         Monday, July 23, 6:30 pm                            Tuesdays, 6 pm
                                       Computer Training                                 Unlike legal wills that transfer material           Each guest speaker will give a book
                                       June 4, 2 pm Introduction to Computers            possessions, an ethical will bequeaths personal     presentation, followed by a book signing.
                                       June 5, 2 pm Computer Mouse Skills                values, reflections, traditions, advice and         July 17 Sarah Vradenburg
                                       June 6, 2 pm Windows for Beginners                memories to loved ones.                             Sarah Vradenburg will share her new book,
                                       June 7, 2 pm File Management Thursday,                                                                STEPS IN TIME: NINETY YEARS OF METRO
                                       June 9, 10:30 am Introduction to Digital          Advance Care Planning: Courage in
                                                                                                                                             PARKS, SERVING SUMMIT COUNTY.
                                       Cameras                                           Conversation
                                                                                                                                             July 24 Daniel Coffey
                                                                                         Monday, July 30, 6:30 pm
                                                                                                                                             Daniel Coffey will introduce his book,
                                       GREEN– 330.896.9074                               Learn the importance of making decisions
                                                                                                                                             BUCKEYE BATTLEGROUND: OHIO
                                                                                         regarding future medical care and discussing
                                       4046 Massillon Road, Uniontown, 44685                                                                 CAMPAIGNS, AND ELECTIONS IN THE
                                                                                         choices with family/loved ones. Take home an
                                       Wednesday Night Movies, 6:30 pm                                                                       TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY (co-authored by
                                                                                         advance care planning guidebook with Ohio
                                       June 20: GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF                                                                       John C. Green, David B. Cohen, and Stephen C.
                                                                                         advance directives, including the living will and
                                       VENGEANCE                                                                                             Brooks).
                                                                                         the power of attorney for health forms.
                                       July 11: GOOD DEEDS                                                                                   July 31 Mark Price
                                       July 18: JOYFUL NOISE                             Happy Days Are Here Again – the Baby Boom           Mark Price presents, THE REST IS HISTORY:
                                       July 25: WAR HORSE (6 pm start time)              Years                                               TRUE TALES FROM AKRON’S VIBRANT
                                       August 8: 21 JUMP STREET                          Wednesday, August 1, 6 pm                           PAST.
                                                                                         Enjoy collectibles, photos, music and
                                       Saturday Matinee Movies, 11 am                                                                        Kickboxing Class
                                                                                         memorabilia that highlight the various forms
                                       June 2: WAR HORSE                                                                                     Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 pm
                                                                                         of entertainment from 1946-1964. From Hula
                                       June 30: JOYFUL NOISE                                                                                 Taught by Build A Body, Personal Training.
                                                                                         Hoops to Rock ‘n Roll, Roy Rogers to drive-
                                       July 14: NEW YEAR’S EVE                                                                               Learn what kickboxing is all about at this
                                                                                         in movies and Dance Halls to noisy games of
                                       August 11: 21 JUMP STREET                                                                             introductory class. This program is for adults.
Children or teenagers, ages 10 and up, may         Book Discussion                                   Vintage Craft Series
come if accompanied by an adult.                   Thursdays, 7 pm                                   Saturdays, 2 pm

                                                                                                                                                        A D U LT B R A N C H P R O G R A M S
                                                   Come discuss a diverse variety of fiction and     Create your vintage heirlooms using lace,
                                                   non-fiction. New members are always welcome!      jewels, ribbons and more.
Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 pm
                                                   June 28 THE LANGUAGE OF THREADS by                June 23 Jewelry Making
Instructed by Build A Body, Personal Training.
                                                   Gail Tsukiyama                                    July 21 Decorative Mason Jars
Learn the essentials of this Latin workout. This
                                                   July 26 TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES by              August 11 Mirrors and Bookmarks
program is for adults. Children or teenagers,
                                                   Thomas Hardy
ages 10 and up, may come if accompanied by                                                           Gardening How To
                                                   August 23 THE GIRLS by Lori Lansens
an adult.                                                                                            Thursdays, 6 pm
                                                                                                     Join Michelle Riley from All about You:
Toxic Awareness and Wellness/Green                 KENMORE – 330.745.6126                            Signature Landscape Design, as she shares
                                                   2200 14TH St., S.W., Akron, 44314                 important tips to make your gardening
Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 pm
                                                   Zumba Dance and Fitness                           experience easier.
Joy Wright, a toxicologist educator and toxic
                                                   Saturday, June 23, 2 pm                           June 7 Everything you need to know about
awareness/poison and cancer prevention
                                                   Dance and exercise to the Latin rhythms of        mulch
speaker, will bring information about the
                                                   Zumba with instructor, Jessica Wallace. Sign up   June 21 How to design your own perennial bed
harmful effects that continued use of household
                                                   begins on May 28.
cleaners and how personal care products can                                                          Home Improvement Workshops with Home
affect one’s health.                               Sunsational Soaps Soapmaking                      Depot
                                                   Saturday, July 7, 1 pm                            Saturdays, June 16, July 14, 2 pm
How to Create My Own Wildlife Habitat
                                                   Make beautiful soaps to grace your home with      Let a Home Depot team member demonstrate
Wednesday, July 11, 6:30 pm
                                                   DJ Mims. Limit of 20 participants. Sign up        the proper steps for completing your home
Presented by Michelle Riley of All About You
                                                   begins June 11.                                   projects.
Signature Landscape Design, Inc. Learn how you
can create a wildlife habitat in your own yard.    Beautiful Bouquets with Pam’s Posies              Shape Up Series
                                                   Saturday, August 4, 2 pm                          Saturdays, 2 pm
How to Design My Own Perennial Bed for
                                                   Learn how the experts arrange fresh flowers       Begin your journey to fitness at your Library.
Full Seasons of Color
                                                   and possibly win a gorgeous arrangement,          Zumba, June 2 & 9
Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 pm
                                                   created by a professional floral designer from    Dance your way to fitness doing the Latin-
Instructed by Michelle Riley of All About You
                                                   Pam’s Posies. Sign up begins on July 9.           inspired exercise, Zumba, with instructor
Signature Landscape Design, Inc. Discover
                                                                                                     Aundrey Sommerville.
how to create wonderful and hardy displays of      Thrilling Thrillers Book Discussion
                                                                                                     Chair Yoga with Nancy Hayes, June 30
flowers that keep returning every year.            Wednesdays, June 20, July 18, and August 22,
                                                                                                     Let instructor, Nancy Hayes, teach you the
                                                   7 pm
Bracelet Making with Karen McLain                                                                    gentle moves of Chair Yoga. All are great
                                                   Join us to talk about great reads. We will have
Saturday, July 21, 1:30 pm                                                                           exercises that can be performed at work or at
                                                   refreshments, scintillating conversation and a
This program is for beginners, and all supplies                                                      home.
                                                   good time!
are provided. Design and make your own
                                                                                                     Sistas Knit 2
beaded memory wire bracelet.                       Computer Training
                                                                                                     Thursdays, 6 pm
                                                   Monday, July 23, 2 pm E-books &
Book Collecting in the Digital Age, and                                                              This group does everything from knitting,
                                                   E-audiobooks 101
What’s an Ephemera and Why Should I                                                                  crocheting, needlepoint, cross stitch and more.
                                                   Tuesday, July 24, 2 pm MS PowerPoint, Part 1:
                                                   The Basics
Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 pm
                                                   Wednesday, July 25, 2 pm EBay Buying –
                                                                                                     MOGADORE – 330.628.9228
Presented by Tess Kindig of Garrison House                                                           144 S. Cleveland Ave., Mogadore, 44260
                                                   Basics on Bidding
Books. Learn how to include ephemera,                                                                Ice Cream Social
                                                   Friday, July 27, 10:30 am EBay Selling – Basics
which are paper collectibles – diaries,                                                              Saturday, June 9, 10 am – 2 pm
                                                   on Selling
letters, postcards, magazines, catalogs,                                                             Start summer right by enjoying some cold ice
                                                   Saturday, July 28, 10:30 am Resume Workshop
matchbook covers, newspapers, deeds, bills                                                           cream and socializing with friends, neighbors
of sale, letterhead, greeting cards, programs,                                                       and library lovers. Also joining us will be
advertising items, pin-ups and much more.          MAPLE VALLEY – 330.864.5721                       Clifford, the Big Red Dog!
                                                   1187 Copley Rd., Akron, 44320
Mindfulness Meditation for Your Health                                                               Golden Book Bird Houses
                                                   Book Discussion
Thursday, August 9, 6 pm                                                                             Wednesday, June 13, 6:30 pm
                                                   The Akron African United Front Book
Andy Davis, professional clinical counselor.                                                         Between the covers of those little golden book
                                                   Discussion Group
This is an introduction to mindfulness                                                               pages, find your inspiration to create beautiful
                                                   Every second and fourth Thursday, 6 pm
meditation and its current implications for                                                          bird houses that you will be proud to display in
                                                   Read and analyze books that are rich in
health, stress, and brain function.                                                                  your home. Please sign up in advance.
                                                   African American culture and history. Discuss
Computer Training                                  important heartfelt issues with your peers.       Author Talk: Matt Lupica
Tuesday, August 21, 2 pm Introduction to                                                             Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 pm
                                                   Computer Training
Computers: The Basics                                                                                Join Matt Lupica as he discusses his book,
                                                   Monday, June 25, 6 pm Introduction to
Tuesday, August 21, 6 pm Microsoft Windows                                                           THE BASEBALL STADIUM INSIDER: A
for Beginners                                                                                        COMPREHENSIVE DISSECTION OF ALL
                                                   Tuesday, June 26, 6 pm Typing
Wednesday, August 22, 2 pm File Management                                                           THIRTY BALLPARKS, THE LEGENDARY
                                                   Wednesday, June 27, 6 pm Internet Part 1
Wednesday, August 22, 6 pm Basic Computer                                                            PLAYERS AND MEMORABLE MOMENTS.
                                                   Thursday, June 28, 6 pm Internet Part 2
                                                   Friday, June 29, 10:30 am Open Lab                Computer Training
Thursday, August 23, 2 pm Internet Part 1: An
Introduction                                                                                         Monday, July 2, 6 pm Microsoft Word I

                                       Tuesday, July 3, 2 pm Microsoft Word I              Between the Pages with Illustrator Barry Gott         can coexist in today’s digital age. She will also
                                        6 pm E-books                                       Monday, June 11, 6:30 pm                              discuss the explosion in collecting ephemera
                                       Thursday, July 5, 2 pm Microsoft Excel I            Join Cleveland’s own award winning book               including: posters, menus, postcards, letters,
                                        6 pm Microsoft Publisher I                         illustrator, Barry Gott, for a lively discussion of   and other nostalgia.
                                                                                           his life and work as an illustrator of children’s
                                       Quilting Part One: A Quilting                       books and greeting cards.                             The Oak Island Treasure and Its Mystery
                                       Demonstration                                                                                             Thursday, July 19, 7 pm  
                                       Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 pm                         Protecting Your Assets during Uncertain               Discover the history of this ongoing 210-year
                                       Quilting enthusiasts and beginner quilters          Times                                                 Nova Scotia treasure hunt, which has claimed
                                       alike are welcome to join us as Liz DeBellis, a     Wednesday, June 13, 2 pm                              lives and broken dreams.
                                       fiber artist and printmaker, shares some of her     Presenter, Christopher Lawrence, will discuss
                                       techniques and experiences in quilting. Please      strategies for preserving principal in a volatile     THE BASEBALL STADIUM INSIDER: Meet
                                       sign up in advance.                                 economy while earning competitive returns.            the Author, Matt Lupica
                                                                                                                                                 Thursday, July 26, 7 pm 
                                       Quilting Part Two: A Sew Day                        Dr. Mom Oils: The Essential Oils You Need in          Join a local journalist and writer as he discusses
                                       Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 pm                         Your First Aid Kit                                    his latest book. Discover the features, facts, and
                                       Liz DeBellis is back to teach some fun and          Monday, June 25, 7 pm                                 history that make each stadium unique.
                                       useful techniques. No previous experience is        Registered Nurse & Certified Natural Health
                                       required. Please sign up in advance.                Professional, Leslie DePiero, will teach us how       Under the Palms: Couples Massage
                                                                                           to use pure, therapeutic grade essential oils to      Monday, August 27, 6:30 pm 
                                       What is Ephemera and Why Should I Collect It?       treat allergies, earaches, headaches, cold and        Licensed massage therapists, Lisa Cooper,
                                       Thursday, July 19, 6:30 pm                          the flu.                                              LMT, EEM-CP and Julie Jenson, LMT, CKTP,
                                       Join Tess Kindig, from Garrison House Books,                                                              will discuss the benefits of massage, and how
                                       as she discusses one of the newest trends for       Your Ethical Will: Creating a Legacy                  touch brings us closer together. This hands-on
                                       collector’s – ephemera. What is ephemera? It is     Wednesday, June 27, 2 pm                              workshop will include an introduction to the
                                       anything that is made with the expectation that     An ethical will communicates personal values,         techniques and the art of massage. Please bring
                                       it will most likely not be preserved – diaries,     reflections, traditions, advice, and memories to      a trade partner, exercise mat and a towel. Sign-
                                       letters, postcards, matchbook covers, greeting      your loved ones. Beth Elsass presents a seminar       up is requested.
                                       cards and much more.                                on how ethical wills are created – no matter
                                                                                           what time of your life.                               DIY E-reader Covers
                                       Gun Safety 101                                                                                            Tuesday, August 28, 6-8 pm 
                                       Thursday, July 26, 6:30 pm                          Meet Romantica Authors: Jayne Rylon and               Adults come and learn how to make an
                                       Join Officer Rick Culp, a member of the Akron       Mari Carr                                             inexpensive cover for your device. You provide
                                       Police Force, as he talks to our children about     Thursday, June 28, 7 pm                               the e-reader and we will provide the supplies
                                       how to be safe around guns. This class is aimed     New York Times bestselling authors, Jayne             to make your own unique cover. Sign-up is
                                       at the elementary school child accompanied by       Rylon and Mari Carr, met at a writing                 required.
                                       an adult. Class size is limited.                    conference in June 2009. The two Ellora’s
                                                                                           Cave writers will speak on becoming authors,          Nordonia Hills Scrapbookers 
                                       Getting Started in Family History                   the writing process, the world of Romantica           Saturdays, June 2, July 7, August 4, 10 am - 4 pm 
                                       Wednesday, August 22, 6:30 pm                       writing, publishing logistics, and more.              Bring your own supplies.  No experience
                                       Join Cheri Goldner, a Special Collections                                                                 necessary, just bring some photos and your
                                       Division Librarian, for an introduction to          An Evening with Henry David Thoreau                   friendly self!
                                       genealogy for new family historians.  The session   Thursday, July 5, 7 pm 
                                       will include an overview of genealogical sources    The famous philosopher/author, Henry David            Stitch Clique
                                       available at the Library, suggestions for getting   Thoreau, will spend an hour with us discussing        Tuesdays, June 12, July 10, August 14, 6:30-8 pm 
                                       started, and tips for organizing your research      his views on nature, the pitfalls of conformity,      Join us for crocheting/knitting tips, friendship,
                                                                                           materialism vs. simple living, technological          advice and more. Refreshments will be served.
                                       Book Discussion                                     advancement, and following one’s conscience.
                                       Wednesdays, 6:30 pm                                                                                       Socrates Café
                                       June 6 IT AIN’T ALL ABOUT THE COOKIN’               The Rockefeller Family, Cleveland                     Wednesdays, June 13, July 11, August 8, 6:30 pm 
                                       by Paula Deen                                       Connection                                            A regular gathering of adults engaging in
                                       July 11 THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak              Monday, July 9, 6:30 pm                               great conversation, exploring current events,
                                       August 1 TBD                                        Explore the family history of local oil magnate,      thoughtful ideas, and reasoned debates.
                                                                                           John D. Rockefeller, with speaker/storyteller         Nordonia Hills Game Time
                                       Past Times Book Discussion                          Katherine Kohl of History Alive in the Western
                                       Wednesdays, 6:30 pm                                                                                       Saturdays, June 16, July 21, August 18, 10
                                                                                           Reserve.                                              am–5 pm 
                                       June 20 TBD
                                                                                           Introduction to Meditation                            Meet and join in with players of various games
                                       Saturday Games                                      Wednesday, July 11, 2 pm                              including chess, board and Euro games, role-
                                       June 16, July 21, August 18, 10:30 am - 1 pm        Thursday, July 12, 7 pm                               playing games, mah-jongg, war games, and
                                                                                           Presenter, James Zamiska, conducts a one-             regular and trading card games.
                                       NORDONIA HILLS – 330.467.8595                       hour program on using meditation to improve           Computer Training
                                       9458 Olde Eight Rd., Northfield, 44067              your mind, change your attitude, and enhance          Monday, August 6, 6 pm EBay Buying: Basics
                                       Landscapes, Landmarks & Legacies: An                positive thinking.                                    on Bidding
                                       Overview of Lake View Cemetery                                                                            Tuesday, August 7, 6 pm EBay Selling: Basics
                                       Monday, June 4, 6:30 pm                             Collecting Books in the Digital Age & the
                                                                                           Culture of Ephemera                                   on Selling
                                       Join speaker/storyteller, Katherine Kohl of                                                               Wednesday, August 8, 2 pm Introduction to
                                       History Alive in the Western Reserve, for a         Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 pm 
                                                                                           Join bookstore owner, Tess Kindig, for a              Computers
                                       pictorial walk through the changing seasons of                                                            Thursday, August 9, 2 pm Internet, Part 1: An
                                       the 285 acres of Lake View Cemetery.                discussion of how e-readers and physical books
Thursday, August 9, 6 pm Introduction to               NORTHWEST AKRON – 330.836.1081                     Thursdays, 6:30 pm
Digital Cameras                                                                                           June 7 Join us for a classic science fiction movie

                                                                                                                                                               A D U LT B R A N C H P R O G R A M S
                                                       1720 Shatto Ave., Akron, 44313
                                                       Author Talk                                        on our Big Screen. Pizza, drinks and chocolate!
Book Discussions
                                                       Wednesday, August 15, 1 pm                         July 5 THE DROWNING GIRL by Caitlin R.
Thursday, June 14, 2 pm  DOC by Mary Doria
                                                       Les Roberts, award-winning author, television      Kiernan
                                                       writer and producer, will join us to talk about    August 2 A UNIVERSE FROM NOTHING:
Wednesday, June 27, 7 pm  A WALK IN THE
                                                       his work. A book signing will take place           WHY THERE IS SOMETHING RATHER
WOODS by Bill Bryson
                                                       afterwards.                                        THAN NOTHING by Lawrence M. Krauss
Thursday, July 12, 2 pm  THE IMMORTAL
LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS by Rebecca                     Beading with Betsy                                 Mystery Book Discussion Group with
Skloot                                                 Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 pm                          Catharine Hart
Wednesday, July 25, 7 pm  THE PARIS WIFE               Create beautiful beaded jewelry with beading       Wednesdays, 1 pm
by Paula McLain                                        expert Betsy. The Library will provide all         June 20 ASH WEDNESDAY by Ralph McInerny
Thursday, August 9, 2 pm  ROOM by Emma                 supplies.                                          July 18 THE STRANGE DEATH OF FATHER
Donoghue                                               Quilting with Judith                               CANDY by Les Roberts.
Wednesday, August 22, 7 pm  GOD NEVER                  Tuesday, June 26, 7 pm                             August 15 Author Les Roberts joins us to
BLINKS by Regina Brett                                 Judith will share her quilting expertise and       discuss his work.
Monday Casual Reads                                    knowledge in this informative program.             Anniversary Party
Monday, June 11, 2 pm  “Reader’s Choice”–              Northwest Akron Needle Crafters                    Saturday, August 11, 11 am-4:00 pm
Read a book of your choice and share the               Thursdays, 6:30 pm                                 Join us and the Northwest Akron Family
highlights with the group.                             June 21, July 19, August 16                        Recreation Center to celebrate our first decade
Monday, July 9, 2 pm   “Reader’s Choice” of a          Join Leslie McCrea and our Needle Crafters to      on Shatto Avenue and the Library’s eight
Les Roberts book                                       work on your project.                              decades of service to Northwest Akron. We’ll
Monday, August 13, 2 pm  THE PEACH                     Northwest Rocks! Summer Concert Series.            have food, storytelling, crafts, a mini Friends
KEEPER by Sarah Addison Allen                          Tuesday, June 19, 7 pm                             of The Library Book Sale, a performance by the
                                                       The King Dapper Combo entertains with              Calypso Gypsies, a Trolley Tour of our previous
Mystery Book Discussion Group
                                                       an evening of rockabilly music featuring the       locations and plenty of fun for the entire family!
Wednesday, June 20, 7 pm  NO TIME FOR
GOODBYE by Linwood Barclay                             talents of Zombo, Skeeter, Ghoulicious, Rat
Wednesday, July 18, 7 pm FIRST GRAVE ON                Fink and Kogar.                                    NORTON – 330.825.7800
THE RIGHT by Darynda Jones                             Dave Hammer’s Power Supply                         3930 S. Cleve.-Mass. Rd., Norton, 44203
Wednesday, August 15, 7 pm  MURDER AT                  Tuesday, July 3, 8 pm                              Landscape Survival Guide
THE OPERA by Margaret Truman                           Join us for a free outdoor concert on the patio    Thursday, June 7, 2 pm
                                                       in the park as Dave Hammer’s Power Supply          Join us as Michelle Riley of All About You
                                                       spins their delicious web of soulfully electric,   Signature Landscape Design, Inc. presents
NORTH HILL – 330.535.9423                              jazz-infused, progressive blues.                   HOW TO CREATE A LANDSCAPE
183 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron, 44310               The Akron Big Band                                 SURVIVAL GUIDE.
Evening Book Discussions                               Tuesday, July 17, 7 pm
Wednesday, June 13, 7 pm                                                                                  ZUMBA Your Way to a Better Body!
                                                       The Akron Big Band returns for their annual
Pick a Mystery – An assortment of mysteries                                                               Monday, June 11, 2 pm
                                                       party in the park. Bring your lawn chairs and
will be available at the service desk one month                                                           Join Zumba instructor, Shananne Lewis, as she
                                                       your dancing shoes!
before the discussion. We will each tell the                                                              puts the “FUN” back into fitness! Bring a water
group a little bit about the title we read – a         Peace of Mind with Linda Ulinsky                   bottle and a sweat towel, and wear comfortable
wonderful way to find out about new authors!           Wednesdays, 1 pm                                   clothing or workout attire (no jeans).
                                                       June 27 Changing Family Dynamics
Jane Austen Readers’ Group                                                                                Out of this World: UFO Sightings and
                                                       July 25 Probate Estate Administration
Wednesday, June 20, 5:30 pm                                                                               Investigations II
                                                       August 22 Asset Registration
Join this group for dinner and an Austen classic                                                          Monday, July 23, 6:30 pm
movie. Please call the branch to sign up by June 14.   Adult Book Talks                                   What object approached a National Guard
                                                       Wednesday, August 1, 1 pm                          helicopter on a routine trip from Columbus to
Book Discussion Movie Night                            Book Talk with Marvin Phillips: THE                Cleveland? Find out about this and much more
Wednesday, August 1, 5:30 pm                           HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS                as Thomas Wertman presents a multi-media
We will have pizza and watch THE HELP.                 by Neil MacGregor.                                 presentation on northern Ohio UFO sightings.
Please call the branch to sign up by July 23.                                                             Registration begins Monday, July 9. Light
                                                       Food for Thought, book talks with Hank             refreshments will be served.
E-books & E-audiobooks 101                             Hudson
Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 pm                            Wednesdays, 1 pm                                   The Baseball Stadium Insider
Find out how to download an e-book or                  June 13 A MAN OF MY WORDS:                         Monday, July 30, 6:30 pm
e-audiobook free from a vast selection from            REFLECTIONS ON THE ENGLISH                         Matt Lupica discusses the cathedrals of
your Library.                                          LANGUAGE by Richard Lederer                        baseball in his book, THE BASEBALL
Beading with Betsy                                     July 11 HOW TO LIVE: A SEARCH FOR                  STADIUM INSIDER: A COMPREHENSIVE
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm                                    WISDOM FROM OLD PEOPLE by Henry                    DISSECTION OF ALL THIRTY BALLPARKS,
Join our favorite beader, Betsy Dumigan, as she        Alford                                             THE LEGENDARY PLAYERS, AND THE
leads a three-part beginning beading workshop.         August 8 HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: A LITTLE              MEMORABLE MOMENTS. Copies of the
Please call the branch to sign up for these            BOY’S ASTOUNDING STORY OF HIS TRIP                 author’s book will be available for purchase and
programs beginning June 18.                            TO HEAVEN AND BACK by Todd Burpo                   signing. Peanuts, popcorn and crackerjacks will
July 11 Create a Necklace                                                                                 be served! Registration begins Monday, July 16.
July 18 Earrings, Earrings, Earrings!                  Speculative Fiction Discussion Group with
July 25 Create a Charm Bracelet                        Leslie McCrea

                                       Wednesday Afternoon Movie Classics                 SECRET LIFE OF GEOFFREY COLLINS                          Farmers’ Market, August 15
                                       June 27, July 18, and July 25, 2 pm                discusses his historical fiction/fantasy work.           Visit the Richfield Farmers’ Market and our
                                       Films will include WUTHERING HEIGHTS,              BURDEN OF PRIVILEGE is a magical story                   NatureConnect Garden for inspiration on this
                                       THE AFRICAN QUEEN, and ARSENIC                     of struggle, overcoming, and hope for a planet           month’s theme.
                                       AND OLD LACE. Bring a comfy pillow for             earth in great peril.                                    Chef Giada de Laurentiis, September 19
                                       your chair or the floor. Movie snacks will be                                                               Who knew Italian cuisine could be light and
                                       provided or you may bring your own!                Tea and Wellness                                         hearty at the same time?
                                                                                          Tuesday, July 31, 1 pm
                                       Book Discussion                                    Join Kathy, from Earth Fare, for a relaxing
                                       Wednesdays, 1 pm                                   afternoon of learning and sampling. Please sign          TALLMADGE – 330.633.4345
                                       June 6 NIGHT by Elie Wiesel                        up in advance.                                           90 Community Road, Tallmadge, 44278
                                       July 11 (date change due to the 4th of July)                                                                Free Garden Talks with Michelle Riley,
                                       SARAH’S KEY by Tatiana de Rosnay                                                                            founder of
                                                                                          PORTAGE LAKES – 330.644.7050
                                       August 1 THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne                                                                        Mondays, 2 pm
                                                                                          4261 Manchester Rd., Akron, 44319                        How to Create Your Own Wildlife Habitat
                                       Collins                                            Couponing 101
                                       No registration necessary. Stop by the Library                                                              June 4
                                                                                          Thursday, June 14, 6:30 pm                               Learn how you can create a wildlife habitat in
                                       to pick up the current book                        Michelle Filler, from, will             your own yard.
                                       Computer Training                                  show you how to save up to 90% on your                   Mulch—Everything You Wanted To Know
                                       June 18, 2 pm MS Excel, Part 1: Creating           grocery bills using coupons effectively! Call the        June 11
                                       workbooks                                          branch to register.                                      Learn about how, when and why to mulch.
                                       June 18, 6 pm MS Excel, Part 2: Formatting and     Panyard Steel Drum Outdoor Concert                       How to Create Your Own Sensory Garden
                                       setting up workbooks                               Thursday, July 12, 7 pm                                  June 18
                                       June 20, 2 pm MS Excel Part 3: Using formulas      Bring your lawn chair or blankets for a little           Learn what plants you need to bring your
                                       June 20, 6 pm MS Excel part 4: Custom Tools        evening music.                                           senses alive in the garden.
                                       for worksheets                                                                                              How to Plan Your First Veggie Garden
                                                                                          The Election of 1864                                     June 25
                                       ODOM BLVD – 330.434.8726                           Thursday, August 9, 6:30 pm                              Learn how to determine what plants are best for
                                       600 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron, OH 44307             Learn about the bloodiest year of the Civil War,         you and where to grow them.
                                       Telling Our Stories: Ways to Honor Our             from Paul Goebbel. Many say during Lincoln’s
                                                                                          darkest hour, he rose to become the greatest             Ohio during the Civil War
                                       Journey and Share Our Wisdom
                                                                                          American president.                                      Monday, July 23, 6:30 pm
                                       Tuesday, June 12, 1 pm
                                                                                                                                                   Join Paul Goebbel, historical presenter, as he
                                       Presenter, Beth Elsass, will teach us how to       Mystery Book Discussion                                  provides some unknown stories of why Ohio
                                       create a valuable legacy filled with memories,     Thursday, June 28, 6:30 pm KILLING FLOOR                 was so important to the Union and winning the
                                       traditions, reflections and advice for our loved   by Lee Child                                             War.
                                       ones that future generations can cherish. Please   Thursday, July 26, 6 pm Mystery Movie Night
                                       sign up in advance.                                We will be watching WITNESS TO MURDER,                   Book Discussions
                                                                                          starring Barbara Stanwyck.                               Mondays, 6:30 pm
                                       Getting Started in African American Genealogy
                                                                                          Thursday, August 23, 6:30 pm STALKING                    June 11 SOUTH OF BROAD by Pat Conroy
                                       Tuesday, June 19, 1 pm
                                                                                          THE PUZZLE LADY by Parnell Hall                          July 9 THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN
                                       The Special Collections Division presents a
                                                                                                                                                   by Garth Stein
                                       two-hour class for genealogy beginners who
                                                                                          RICHFIELD – 330.659.4343                                 August 13 BLOOD OF THE PRODIGAL by
                                       have a specific interest in African American
                                                                                                                                                   Paul L. Gaus
                                       ancestral research.  Please sign up in advance.    3761 S. Grant Street, Richfield, 44286
                                                                                          Tangled Ink: Zentangles                                  Monday Classic Movies
                                       Facebook 101                                       Wednesday, June 13, 6:30 pm                              Watch a classic movie taken from AFI’s 100
                                       Tuesday, June 26, 1 pm                             Instructors, Cathy and Michelle, will                    years…100 movies. The Library will provide
                                       Learn how to stay connected with family and        introduce you to the history of Zentangles and           popcorn and drinks.
                                       friends, share photos and videos and meet new      show different tangle patterns. They will come           June 4, 6:30 pm SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
                                       people. Attendance at Internet Parts 1 & 2 or      with all the supplies for participants to create         July 2, 6:30 pm SUNSET BOULEVARD
                                       prior Internet experience preferred. Please sign   and finish one tile. Space is limited; please sign up.   August 6, 6:30 pm THE AFRICAN QUEEN
                                       up in advance.
                                                                                          Cookbook Book Discussion                                 Monday at the Movies
                                       Make a Sleep Pillow                                Wednesdays, 7 pm                                         Watch a movie on the big screen at the Library!
                                       Tuesday, July 10, 1 pm                             Each month, a chef, theme or food editor will            The Library will provide popcorn and drinks.
                                       Sachets using herbs such as hops, chamomile,       be featured with corresponding cookbooks                 June 18, 6:30 pm TOWER HEIST
                                       lavender, and rosemary are placed under            available at the front desk one month prior              July 16, 6:30 pm JOHNNY ENGLISH
                                       bedtime pillows to promote sleep. All materials    to the discussion. Pick a book, chose a recipe           REBORN
                                       provided. Please sign up in advance.               and bring it to the meeting to share. We’ll eat,         August 20, 6:30 pm LIKE CRAZY
                                       Himalayan and Gem Crystal Singing Bowls            swap recipes, discuss the cookbook and, of
                                                                                          course, talk food! The librarian will provide the        Computer Training
                                       Tuesday, July 17, 1 pm
                                                                                          beverage.                                                Monday, July 30, 2 pm Digital Cameras
                                       Relax with a “musical massage” produced by gem
                                                                                          Cook it Off! Best of Richfield, June 20                  Wednesday, August 1, 10:30 am Library
                                       crystal singing bowls and 300-year-old Himalayan
                                                                                          Let’s kick it off. Bring your favorite recipe and        Catalog 101
                                       (or Tibetan) bowls. Please sign up in advance.
                                                                                          cookbook for this icebreaker session.                    Wednesday, August 1, 2 pm Open Computer
                                       Author Visit                                       Chef Bobbie Flay, July 18                                Lab
                                       Tuesday, July 24, 6 pm                             He is all about grilling and enjoying the                Friday, August 3, 10:30 am Email 1 and 2
                                       Wayne James Sheppard, local author of              outdoors.                                                Saturday, August 4, 10:30 am Internet 3 and 4
                                       the novel BURDEN OF PRIVILEGE: THE
                                                    Welcome to the Capitol                               pros and cons of vampires and werewolves.
   TEEN BRANCH PROGRAMS                             Thursday, July 12, 6 pm Make a sword or              Take our trivia quiz for a chance to win a prize.

                                                                                                                                                                TEEN BRANCH PROGRAMS
                                                    bow and arrow in this Hunger Games inspired
                                                    program and participate in our not so deadly         GREEN– 330.896.9074
ELLET – 330.784.2019
                                                    competition. Sign-up begins June 11.                 4046 Massillon Road, Uniontown, 44685
2470 E. Market Street, Akron, 44312
Teen Volunteer Orientation                          Wear your sunglasses at night-The Fairlawn-          Teen Fun
Friday, May 25, 3:30 pm                             Bath Pajama Party                                    Thursdays, 2 pm
                                                    Thursday, July 26, 6 pm Come in your pajamas         Teen Writers Club with Marsha Lopez
Volunteer Pizza Party and Carnival Set-Up                                                                June 21 Read to write this summer? Your
                                                    for board games, Kinect, and slumber party
Thursday, August 2, Noon                                                                                 novel/poem/short story is waiting.
                                                    snacks. Own the night by decorating your
Summer Reading Fun                                  sunglasses in rhinestones. Sign-up begins            Teen Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner
Tuesdays, 1 pm                                      June 11.                                             June 28 It’s an internal Chinese martial art that
June 12, 19 Colored Glass Mirrors with Leona                                                             has lots of health benefits…and its fun!
from Don Drumm (sign up starting May 29,            FIRESTONE PARK – 330.724.2126
limit 20)                                                                                                Karaoke Day
                                                    1486 Aster Ave., Akron, 44301                        July 5 Unleash your inner idol. Singers and
June 26 Angry Birds Live                            Totally Teen Thursdays, 2 pm
July 3 Zentangles with Certified Zentangle                                                               audience members needed. Snacks provided.
                                                    June 21 Minute to Win It
Teacher, Carol Bailey Floyd (sign up starting       You have 60 seconds to beat the clock and win        Late Night Munchies with Chef Sarah Mentzer
June 19, limit 20)                                  some great prizes!                                   July 12 It’s a cooking demo. It’s a taste test. It’s
July 10 Anime Hour with Fortune Cookie Craft        June 28 Food Science                                 delicious!
July 17 Recycled Chip Bag Totes                     Chef Sarah is here to show us wacky and
July 24 Iron Chef Ice Cream Challenge (sign up                                                           Calligraphy with Larry Gabler
                                                    delicious ways to play with your food.
starting July 10, limit 20)                                                                              July 19 Learn about the art of hand lettering
                                                    July 5 Craft Free-For-All
                                                                                                         and create your own lettered bookmark.
                                                    Spend an afternoon making a variety of fun and
FAIRLAWN-BATH – 330.666.4888                        easy crafts! All supplies will be provided.          Wii Just Dance Party
3101 Smith Rd., Akron, 44333                        July 12 Water Sports                                 July 26 Put some fun in your fitness this summer.
Fairlawn-Bath Library Writer’s Guild                From a water balloon toss to a sponge relay,
                                                    we will have it all. Wear a bathing suit or old      Teen Iron Chef Challenge
Saturdays, 1 pm, June 9, July 14, August 11
                                                    clothes and be prepared to get wet!                  August 2 A toaster, a blender, a microwave,
It does not matter if you are a teen or an adult,
                                                    July 19 Video Game Extravaganza                      some secret ingredients and 30 minutes. What
or if you write fiction, poetry, memoirs, or
                                                    Beat the heat by spending time in our air-           will you create? Please sign up beginning July 2.
something entirely different – join us each
month on the second Saturday at 1 pm for            conditioned Library while you try to beat your       Teen Writers Club with Marsha Lopez
a fun time, filled with writing prompts and         friends at your favorite Wii games!                  August 16 It is time to check in after summer
discussion.                                         July 26 Ice Cream Tasting                            and get ready for a completely new season of
                                                    Who do you think makes the best chocolate ice        writing!
Own the Night Photography Contest                   cream? We will try several brands and vote for
Submit a photograph depicting a night scene.        our favorites.                                       Babysitting Basics
Finalists will be determined by the voting                                                               Wednesday & Thursday, August 8, 9, 1-4 pm
public. The winning photo will then be chosen                                                            For ages 11-18. A two-part clinic that covers
from the final four by library staff and will
                                                    GOODYEAR – 330.784.7522
                                                                                                         home safety, the business of babysitting and
receive a $20 Barnes and Noble gift card and        60 Goodyear Blvd., Akron, 44305                      caring for children of various ages. Participants
local fame, of course! Submissions will be          Teen Volunteer Meeting
                                                                                                         who attend both sessions and prepare a
accepted at the Fairlawn-Bath Branch from           Friday, June 8, 4 pm You can be a volunteer for
                                                                                                         babysitting bag will receive certificates of
June 11-June 30. Voting will begin July 9 and       our summer programs in June and July if you
                                                                                                         completion. Please sign up beginning July 2.
ends July 20.                                       are 12 and over or have finished grade 6! Please
                                                    call for details.
Explore the Night Sky                                                                                    HIGHLAND SQUARE – 330.376.2927
Tuesday, June 19, 6 pm Are you interested           Aromatherapy Afternoon
                                                                                                         807 W. Market St., Akron, 44303
in learning more about the planets, comets,         Monday, June 25, 3 pm Aromatherapy can help
                                                                                                         All events are Wednesdays, 2 pm
moons and other objects in outer space? Join us     soothe your mood. Join us at the Library to
                                                                                                         Michael Jackson Experience
for a special program presented by Astronomy        make candles and other bath products.
                                                                                                         June 6 Dance along with your friends and the
1 on 1. Jeff Hudson, from the Akron Astronomy       Dark as Night: A Chocolate Program                   King of Pop, on the Xbox 360 Kinect.
Club, will introduce interested stargazers to the   Monday, July 23, 3 pm At this dark but
night sky.                                                                                               Beaded Jewelry
                                                    delicious program, you’ll sample some
                                                                                                         June 20 Create a necklace, bracelet, or anything
Project Runway                                      chocolate fondue, compete against others
                                                                                                         else that strikes your fancy.
Wednesday, June 20                                  in chocolaty contests, create an edible art
1 pm for designers and models                       masterpiece, and learn some interesting facts        Zombie Board Games and Coffee Mug
3 pm Runway show Twelve clothing designers          about everyone’s favorite snack.                     Brownies
compete for the chance to be named Fairlawn-                                                             July 11 Escape the horde while munching on
                                                    Night Images Display During the month of
Bath’s best and receive a $25 Simon gift                                                                 homemade treats.
                                                    June, you can check out some nighttime photos
certificate. Twelve models with attitude are        from around town on the teen bulletin board.         Homemade Musical Instruments
needed to walk the runway. All models will          You can also take our street smart quiz to see if    July 25 Blues music, one of America’s most
have their hair and make-up done for the            you are safe at night for a chance to win a prize.   treasured traditions, started with people playing
runway show and receive a gift bag. Sign up                                                              homemade instruments in the Deep South.
begins June 4.                                      Vampires vs. Werewolves! During the month
                                                                                                         Make your own instrument and start your blues
                                                    of July check out the teen board and weigh the
                                                                                                         career off right.
                       KENMORE – 330.745.6126                                 Own the Night! Own your Story                     Tuesday, June 5, 4:30 pm
                                                                              June 19 Learn about journalism and telling        Saturday, June 9, 11:30 am
                       2200 14TH St., S.W., Akron, 44314
                       Aromatherapy Afternoon                                 your story using words, photos and videos.        Tuesday, June 12, 5 pm
                       Tuesday, June 26, 3 pm Aromatherapy can help           Presented by Chris Miller, director of Akron
                       soothe your mood. Join us at the Library to            Digital Media Center.                             NORTH HILL – 330.535.9423
                       make candles and other bath products.                  Booo Haaa Haaa Party!                             183 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron, 44310
                                                                              July 3 Own the Night at Mogadore Library with     Ice Cream Party
                       Dark as Night: A Chocolate Program
                                                                              silly campfire stories, s’mores and more!         Tuesday, July 31, 2 pm Ice cream sundaes for
                       Tuesday, July 17, 3 pm At this dark but
                                                                                                                                everyone! Sponsored by North Hill Friends
                       delicious program, you will sample chocolate           Akron Art Museum                                  of the Library. Back by popular demand, The
                       fondue, compete against others in chocolate            July 17 Participate in an art making activity     Bubble Lady!
                       contests, create an edible art masterpiece and learn   that will become part of a large community
                       interesting facts about everyone’s favorite snack.     artwork to be installed at the museum.            Monday Movie Matinees!
                                                                                                                                Mondays, June 11-July 30, 2 pm Join us each
                       MAPLE VALLEY – 330.864.5721                            Donald Peoples                                    Monday for a family friendly movie and a small snack!
                       1187 Copley Rd., Akron, 44320                          July 31 Own the Night and create some artwork
                                                                              with Graphic Artist, Donald Peoples.              Teen Thursdays, 2 pm
                       Teen Tuesdays, 2 pm                                                                                      Dreamcatchers
                       Recycled Art Program                                                                                     June 14 Make your own dreamcatcher and own
                       June 12 Participate in an art making activity          NORDONIA HILLS – 330.467.8595
                                                                                                                                the night again with only good dreams!
                       that will become part of a large community             9458 Olde Eight Rd., Northfield, 44067            Tie Dye
                       artwork to be installed at the museum.                 Teen Café Thursdays, 2 pm
                                                                                                                                June 21 Bring a white or light colored shirt and
                                                                              Duct Tape Sunglasses Case
                       Ghost Stories Writing Workshop                                                                           have fun making your shirts into an original
                                                                              June 14 Protect your sunglasses this summer.
                       June 19 Find out how to write a great ghost                                                              creation.
                       story! Snacks and beverages provided.                  Beaded Bracelets                                  Kite Making
                                                                              June 21 No one can have too many bangles!         June 28 will have all the supplies to make a kite
                       Trivia Week                                            Come in and glam up your wrists.                  and instructions on how to fly a kite. The only
                       June 26 Monday through Friday a different                                                                thing you’ll need is your own kite string!
                       trivia quiz related to the Own the Night theme         Zumba                                             Mini Book Charms
                       will be posted. Fill out the quiz and return to        June 28 Shananne Lewis will be leading us in.     July 5 We will be making miniature books that
                       the front desk for a small prize. Everyone who                                                           you can use as a keychain, bracelet charm, or
                                                                              Zombie Snack Off
                       participates will be entered for a chance to win                                                         necklace pendant.
                                                                              July 5 We will provide the ingredients, you
                       a gift card.                                                                                             Chalk on the Walk
                                                                              bring your imaginations. Let Miss Sue know if
                       Own the Night Game Day                                 there are any special monster innards you need    July 12 Come ready to create some great art
                       July 3 Play various games on the X-Box. Board          for your treat by June 28.                        with chalk, then cool off with some ice pops
                       and card games will be available as well! Snacks                                                         and be sure to enter to win one of three buckets
                                                                              Pimp Out Your Earbuds                             of chalk!
                       and beverages provided.
                                                                              July 12 I’m goin’ to the library to make my       Screen Printed Pillowcases
                       Super Sandwich Showdown                                earbuds fine. So when I leave them on the desk    July 19 Learn how to DIY screen print a
                       July 10 Impress our judges by making the most          I’ll know which ones are mine.                    pillowcase using our nighttime themed stencils,
                       creative sandwich out of various ingredients.                                                            easy to make frames, and ink! All supplies,
                                                                              Japanese Braided Bracelet
                                                                              July 19 Get ready for a night on the town. Join   including pillowcase provided. But please sign
                       Astronomy program
                                                                              us and make a Japanese braided bracelet.          up, as space is limited!
                       July 24 A fun and fascinating look at the
                                                                                                                                Hand Inked Ceramic Tiles
                       universe in a program that will discuss topics
                                                                              Sand Candle                                       July 26, August 2 Using an alcohol and
                       such as equipment, the night sky, and our solar
                                                                              July 26 Light up your night. Join us and make a   ink process, we will make some beautifully
                                                                              sand candle.                                      designed and colored tiles in our first session.
                       Night Crafts                                                                                             Come back the next week to add either coaster
                                                                              Jeff Nicholas
                       July 31 Make dream catchers, owls, star jars,                                                            pads or hanging hooks to your tiles and a final
                                                                              August 2 He is back to teach us more
                       and bubble wands                                                                                         layer of clear coat to protect the design! Please
                                                                                                                                sign up for this program, space is limited!
                       Saturday Afternoon Movies, 2 pm
                                                                              Metaphysical Bibliophile
                       June 9 BREAKING DAWN, PG-13, 117 min
                                                                              Wednesdays, 3:30 pm We’ll talk about the          NORTHWEST AKRON – 330.836.1081
                       July 7 DRACULA, 1931, 75 min
                                                                              book and try our hand at a different art form     1720 Shatto Ave., Akron, 44313
                       August 4 SUPER 8, PG-13, 112 min
                                                                              each month.                                       Teen Volunteer Orientation
                       Urban Legends                                          June 27 A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine            Friday, June 8, 1 pm You’ll be responsible
                       Friday, July 13, 2 pm Debby will be here to            L’Engle.  The art project is string art.          for a wide variety of tasks including program
                       talk about urban legends and all things spooky!        July 25 THE OUTSIDERS by S.E. Hinton.  The        set up and assistance, decorating, and many
                       Snacks and beverages provided.                         art project is beading.                           other projects around the branch. Attendance
                                                                              August 22 NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH by                at the orientation is mandatory if you plan to
                       MOGADORE – 330.628.9228                                Avi.  The art project is metal working.           volunteer with us this summer.
                       144 S. Cleveland Ave., Mogadore, 44260                 Teen Volunteer Classes                            Beading with Betsy-Necklace
                       Teen Tuesdays, 3:30 pm                                 Students going into grades 5 or up may            Monday, June 18, 2 pm Create a beautiful
                       Dreams and Pillow Cases 101                            volunteer to help with the SRP.  You must come    beaded necklace with our in-house beading
                       June 12 Bring a pillow case to decorate or             to one of the classes to volunteer!               expert, Betsy.
                       turn into a cool backpack. Creative material           Monday, June 4, 3:30pm
Beading with Betsy-Bracelet                           ODOM-330.434.8726                                   ACT/SAT Essay Writing Diagnostic Program
Monday, June 25, 2 pm Betsy is back! Join us                                                              Thursday, June 7, 10-11:30 am Take a free

                                                                                                                                                              TEEN BRANCH PROGRAMS
                                                      600 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron, 44307
and make a beaded bracelet!                           Starry Night Wool Roving                            practice essay exam, made possible by The
                                                      Thursday, June 7, 1 pm Create a beautiful piece     College Review. The College Review will then
Paint the Walk                                                                                            grade your essay and report the score back to
                                                      of art of your own by learning wool roving.
Wednesday, July 18, 11 am Bring the whole                                                                 you. Please sign up for this program.
                                                      Finished projects will be on display in the
family to help decorate our walkways.
                                                      Library throughout the summer. Please sign up       NatureConnect: Twilight Gardens
Water Balloon Bonanza                                 in advance.                                         Wednesday, June 20, 2 pm The Richfield
Wednesday, August 1, 12 pm Meet us on our                                                                 Garden Club and Constantine’s Nursery will
                                                      Decorate a Bandana
front lawn as we beat the heat with a water                                                               help us put together a mini-night garden.
                                                      Thursday, June 21, 1 pm Join us indoors to
balloon fight.                                                                                            Supplies limited so please sign up for this
                                                      decorate a bandana that you’ll be proud to wear.
Red Cross Safety Training Courses                     Lemonade and popcorn will be provided for           program.
Fridays, 1 pm The Red Cross has generously            snacking. Please sign up in advance.                School Supply Raffle
teamed up with the Northwest Akron Branch to                                                              August 1-15 Stuffed with required school
                                                      Soap Making
provide free safety training!                                                                             supplies, you’ve just got to get here to enter.
                                                      Thursday, June 28, 1 pm Join us for soap
June 15 Water Safety                                  making. Select your own color and fragrance         Winner announced Thursday, August 16.
Program suggested for grades K-6.                     combinations. Please sign up in advance.            NatureConnect: Zen Gardens
June 22   Safe On My Own                                                                                  Wednesday, August 15, 2 pm Catch a little
                                                      Make a Sleep Pillow
Program suggested for grades K-6.                                                                         bit of summer with this make it-take it and be
                                                      Thursday, July 5, 1 pm Sachets using herbs
June 29 Basic Aid Training, Part 1                    such as hops, chamomile, lavender, and              ready for some Zen during the school year.
Program suggested for grades 3-6. This is a two       rosemary are placed under bedtime pillows to
part program so be sure you are available for         promote sleep. All materials provided. Please
both dates when signing up.                                                                               TALLMADGE – 330.633.4345
                                                      sign up in advance.                                 90 Community Road, Tallmadge, 44278
July 6 Basic Aid Training, Part 2
                                                      Paper Beads                                         Teen Summer Reading Volunteer Program
Program suggested for grades 3-6. This is a two
                                                      Thursday, July 19, 1 pm Using anything from         Friday, June 8, 3 pm
part program so be sure you are available for both
                                                      gift wrap to glossy magazine pages, join us         Join our group of teen volunteers in helping with
dates when signing up.
                                                      in making barrel-shaped beads that can be           the eight-week-long summer reading program.
                                                      threaded on string to create beautiful necklaces.   Ask at the front desk for an application. Make
NORTON – 330.825.7800                                                                                     sure to come to this mandatory meeting prior to
                                                      Please sign up in advance.
3930 S. Cleve.-Mass. Rd., Norton, 44203                                                                   the start of the program!
Teen Tuesdays, 2 pm                                   Japanese Benton
Glow in the Dark Dance Party                          Thursday, July 26, 1 pm Join us for creating        Teen Tuesdays, 2 pm
June 12 We will be playing the latest Wii             a takeout, home-packed meal, Japanese style.        June 19 Red Cross Water Safety and Basic First
dancing games and there will be plenty of             Please sign up in advance.                          Aid Program
goodies.                                                                                                  Learn about how to stay safe at the pool this
                                                      PORTAGE LAKES – 330.644.7050                        summer. Limit 15.
Dream Journals                                                                                            June 26 SHERLOCK HOLMES 2- A GAME
June 19 Explore the world of dreams with us           4261 Manchester Rd., Akron, 44319
                                                      Aromatherapy Afternoon                              OF SHADOWS, 129 minutes, PG-13
and make a dream journal to take home!                                                                    Cool off in the Library with a movie and a treat.
                                                      Thursday, June 21, 3 pm Aromatherapy can
Dream Catcher Craft                                   help soothe your mood. Join us at the Library       July 3 Owl Pillow
June 26 Traditionally hung over your bed to           to make candles and other bath products.            Design your own owl friend with fabric and
encourage good dreams, make a beautiful               Please call the branch to register.                 embellishments.
dream catcher of your own using beads,                                                                    July 10 Dream Journal Program
feathers and string.                                  Games Galore                                        Make your own dream journal from an altered
                                                      Thursday, July 12, 3 pm Get your game on with       book and explore the meanings of some of your
Nighttime Photography                                 Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., Just Dance, or       dreams.
July 10 Learn tricks and tips to best photograph      Michael Jackson: The Experience.                    July 17 Glow in the Dark Goo
people and things after the sun goes down.                                                                Make your own glow in the dark goo from
                                                      Dark as Night: A Chocolate Program
Starry, Starry Night                                                                                      borax, glue and paint.
                                                      Thursday, July 26, 3 pm At this dark but
July 17 Join us as we explore some of Northeast                                                           July 24 Red Cross Safe on My Own
                                                      delicious program, you will sample some
Ohio’s most prominent astronomical wonders                                                                Learn how to take care of yourself when you’re
                                                      chocolate fondue, compete against others
with Jeff Hudson of Astronomy 1 on 1.                                                                     home alone. Limit 15.
                                                      in chocolaty contests, create an edible art
                                                                                                          July 31 Glow in the Dark Bracelets
                                                      masterpiece, and learn some interesting facts
Glow in the Dark Crafts                                                                                   Make your own bracelet with some special glow
                                                      about everyone’s favorite snack.
July 24 Get ready to glow and make some                                                                   in the dark beads.
incredibly fun crafts that will light-up the night.
                                                      RICHFIELD – 330.659.4343                            Teen Volunteer Pizza Party!
Night of the Living Dead Zombie Party                 3761 S. Grant Street, Richfield, 44286              Tuesday, August 7, 2 pm
July 31 There will be zombie food, zombie fun         VolunTeen Training                                  All teen summer volunteers are invited to a
and a zombie movie. Come dressed like the             May 30, 7 pm                                        pizza party with games and giveaways and our
dead to be entered to win a prize.                    June 2, 11 am or 2 pm                               summer reading club wrap-up! Please sign up
                                                      June 6, 7 pm                                        in advance.
                                                      June 7, 11 am or 2 pm
                                                      Come to an orientation meeting to learn more.

                                                                                  Lisa Malyuk, July 10 Lisa Malyuk plays the          HeartBEAT Afrika, June 19 Get in the rhythm
                              CHILDREN’S BRANCH PROGRAMS                          hammered dulcimer and banjo uke. This               with this amazing drum show.

                                                                                  wonderful musical mix of jigs, reels and waltzes    The Bubble Lady, June 26 She returns with the
                                                                                  is sure to have you dancing in the Library.         Magical World of Bubbles.
                             ELLET – 330.784.2019                                 Panyard Steel Drums, July 17 This interactive       Library B.I.N.G.O., July 3 Back by popular
                             2470 E. Market Street, Akron, 44312                  program will teach you some drum history and        demand.
                             Summer Reading Family Fun                            have you dancing.                                   Outback Ray, July 10 He will be here with his
                             Thursdays, 1:30 pm and 7 pm                          Robin Echols Cooper, July 24 One of our             fantastic animals.
                             Clifford the Big Red Dog, June 14 Meet               favorite storytellers, Robin Echols Cooper,         Mr. Paul the Magician, July 17 12:30 and 2
                             Clifford the Big Red Dog and make some               returns to the Library.                             pm today only, he will show off his Dream Big-
                             spacey crafts.                                       Mark Wade, July 31 We never know what crazy         Read Magic Show.
                             The Great Kaplan, June 21 The Great Kaplan’s         characters ventriloquist, Mark Wade, will bring     Stupendous Storytelling Balloon Show,
                             hilarious magic and juggling will amaze.             to the Library, but they are guaranteed to make     July 24 Jeff Wright returns with his balloons.
                             Jeff Wright, June 28 Jeff Wright with his            you laugh. Join us for the new Dream Machine        Paynard, July 31 Ron Kerns of Paynard joins us
                             Stupendous Storytelling Balloon Show.                Show.                                               with his steel drums.
                             World of Difference, July 5 World of
                             Difference will perform stories with audience        Tiny Tales Baby Time
                                                                                                                                      GOODYEAR – 330.784.7522
                             participation.                                       Tuesdays, July 3-31, 10:30 am
                                                                                  For children ages 6-24 months with an adult
                                                                                                                                      60 Goodyear Blvd., Akron, 44305
                             Jungle Terry, July 12 Jungle Terry with his
                                                                                                                                      Summer Reading Kick Off Celebration
                             terrific animals.                                    caregiver. Enjoy stories, rhymes, music and
                                                                                                                                      Monday, June 11, 1 pm
                             Panyard, July 19 Panyard will entertain with         playtime with your little one. Sign up begins
                                                                                                                                      Sign up for our summer reading program and
                             their steel drums.                                   June 18.
                                                                                                                                      cool off with an icy popsicle. We will also have
                             The Akron Art Museum, July 26 The Akron
                                                                                  Summer Preschool Story Time                         crafts inside or you can get messy with some
                             Art Museum will breathe new life into cast
                                                                                  Mondays, July 2-30, 10:30 am                        chalk and bubbles outside.
                             off plastic bags.  Participate in an art making
                                                                                  For children 2-5 years old. Kids 2- 3 years old
                             activity that will become part of a large                                                                Story Time
                                                                                  must be accompanied by their favorite adult.
                             community artwork.                                                                                       Thursdays, 11 am
                                                                                  We will enjoy stories, songs, dancing and a craft
                             Carnival, August 2 Carnival! Play games, make                                                            June 14 – August 2
                                                                                  each week. No sign-up is necessary but space is
                             crafts and have a treat!                                                                                 Enjoy 30 minutes of books, rhymes, songs and
                                                                                  limited to the first 40 kids.
                                                                                                                                      flannel board stories for young children and
                             Baby Time
                                                                                  Paws for Reading                                    then free play time together. Ages 2-6.
                             Mondays, June 11, 18, 25, 6:30 pm
                                                                                  Saturdays, June 2, 16, July 7, 21, August 4, 18,
                             Mondays, July 9, 16, 23, 6:30 pm                                                                         Dream Big Family Shows
                                                                                  10:30 am
                             Tuesdays, June 12, 19, 26, 10:30 am                                                                      Tuesdays, 1 pm
                                                                                  Children K-5th grade can practice their literacy
                             Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 10:30 am                                                                      Large groups please call ahead to the children’s
                                                                                  skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals.
                             For ages 6-36 months.  Join Miss Theresa each                                                            librarian to reserve space.
                             week for stories, songs, rhymes and activities                                                           Ventriloquist Mark Wade, June 19
                             followed by group playtime.                          FIRESTONE PARK – 330.724.2126                       Ventriloquist, Mark Wade, unveils his Dream
                                                                                  1486 Aster Ave., Akron, 44301                       Machine that magically gives kids ideas for
                             Story Time
                                                                                  Baby Time                                           great summer reading. You’ll meet Uncle
                             Wednesdays, June 13 – July 25, 10:30 am
                                                                                  Tuesdays, 10:30 am, June 5-June 26                  Ebenezer, the inventor, and Cecil, a horse that
                             For ages 2-6 years. Ms. Laurie will use books,
                                                                                  For ages 6 months-2 years with a caregiver. Join    dreams of being a lion.
                             flannel boards, puppets, props and songs to
                                                                                  us for songs, rhymes, and short stories, followed   Aaron Bonk, June 26 Aaron Bonk is a unique
                             engage children in stories. We’ll wrap up the
                                                                                  by group playtime with our library friends.         entertainer whose show will astound and amuse
                             fun with a craft! No story time July 4.
                                                                                                                                      you with cutting-edge juggling, comedy, music,
                                                                                  Toddle On In
                                                                                                                                      audience involvement and stunts so dangerous
                             FAIRLAWN-BATH – 330.666.4888                         Wednesday mornings, 10:30 am
                                                                                                                                      your mother would slap you for even thinking
                             3101 Smith Rd., Akron, 44333                         July 11-August 1
                                                                                                                                      about them.
                             Summer Fun                                           For ages 2-4 years with a caregiver. We’ll sing,
                                                                                                                                      Acting Out
                             Tuesdays, 1 pm, Chalk the Walk                       dance, share stories, and enjoy group playtime
                                                                                                                                      July 3 Acting Out presents fun filled shows
                             June 12 Help us kick off the summer with our         with our library friends.
                                                                                                                                      filled with the wonder of storytelling, music
                             annual Chalk the Walk event. If it rains, we will    Eddie the Eagle GunSafe® Program                    and more. They present a puppet show with a
                             create window banners inside. It’s a great day       Thursday, July 19, 6:30 pm                          narrator and a full cast of fun loving characters.
                             to register for the Summer Reading Program,          Officer Richard Culp will present the GunSafe®      Mad Science
                             receive a goodie bag and leave your mark on          program, which teaches children in pre-K            July 10 Mad Science sends us highly trained
                             the walk for our community to enjoy.                 through third grade four steps to take if they      professional instructors equipped with awe-
                             Outback Ray, June 19 You will not want to miss       find a gun. Please call the branch to register.     inspiring gear to present a science-themed
                             Outback Ray and meet his exotic animal friends.                                                          show designed to amaze and entertain.
                             Akron Art Museum, June 26 Young artists this         Terrific Tuesdays                                   Jeff Wright and his Stupendous Storytelling
                             is your chance to work with the staff of the Akron   Tuesdays, 12 pm or 2 pm                             Balloon Show
                             Art Museum. Using recycled materials you will        For all ages; children under the age of 5 should    July 17 Be a part of this silly and colorful
                             help create a community art piece inspired by the    be accompanied by a caregiver.                      performance. The actors are all volunteers from
                             artist, Emmanuel Kwami Anatsui.                      Ice Cream Social Kick Off Party, June 12            the audience, and the props and costumes are
                             World of Difference Ltd., July 3 World of            12-2 pm today only, join us for crafts and          all made out of balloons.
                             Difference Ltd. presents “Stories from the           explore your creativity while you cool off with     Akron Art Museum
                             Dreamtime.” This interactive storytelling            a sweet ice cream treat. We’ll also have a visit    July 24 Participate in an art making activity
                             program is not to be missed.                         from Clifford, everyone’s favorite Big Red Dog!     that will become part of a large community
                                                                                  Don’t forget to bring your cameras.                 artwork to be installed at the museum.
Magician Paul Gerber                                 Ice Cream Social, June 12 Kick off Summer            KENMORE – 330.745.6126
July 31 Magician, Paul Gerber, brings us his         Reading with free ice cream sundaes outside in

                                                                                                                                                              CHILDREN’S BRANCH PROGRAMS
                                                                                                          2200 14TH St., S.W., Akron, 44314
dreamy summer reading show with lots of              the square. While you visit the Library, you’ll      Preschool Story Time
laughs and audience participation. Come find         also see a roaming balloon artist and have           Wednesdays, June 13-July 25, 10:30 am
out what our dreams are made of.                     a chance to sign up for the summer reading           Join us for stories, music, movement and fun.
                                                     program.                                             For kids ages 2-6 years with a favorite adult.
Make-it Take-it Mondays
                                                     Largely Literary Theatre Company, June 19            Please sign up in advance.
Stop in the Library, pick up one of our simple
                                                     Join us for the theatre company’s “All Kinds of
craft kits and help us decorate the Library - or                                                          Family Fun
                                                     Dreams” show.
take it home with you!                                                                                    Thursdays, 1 pm, 3 pm, The Akron Art
                                                     Akron Art Museum Library Event, June 21
June 18 Starry Night Picture with stars and                                                               Museum
                                                     Participate in an art-making activity that will
chalk                                                                                                     June 14 Participate in an art making activity
                                                     become part of a large community artwork to
July 2 Sparkling Stars with poster board and                                                              that will become part of a large community
                                                     be installed at the museum.
craft sticks                                                                                              artwork to be installed at the Akron Art
                                                     Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show, June
July 16 Cloud Picture with cotton balls                                                                   Museum.
                                                     26 Outback Ray will bring 10 – 15 captive
July 30 Silvery Moon with foil and jewels                                                                 The Magic of Rick Smith, Jr., June 21
                                                     born, exotic animals. The animals are trained
                                                     and handled daily to ensure the safety of the        Magician Rick Smith, Jr. has appeared on
GREEN– 330.896.9074                                  audience as well of the animals.                     numerous television shows and is a world
4046 Massillon Road, Uniontown, 44685                HeartBEAT Afrika, July 3 HeartBEAT Afrika            record holder for his card throwing skills. He’s
Summer Reading Kick-Off Open House                   will perform a unique mix of street percussion,      back this summer with new tricks. Don’t miss
Wednesday, June 13, 11 am - 1 pm                     traditional African percussion, storytelling         this exciting magic and illusion show.
Get your summer started right. Sign up for the       theatre, and dance.                                  Movie Matinee, June 28 Join us for a family-
Summer Reading Program and enjoy crafts and          Stories from the Dreamtime, July 10 “Stories         friendly movie and a trip to our snack bar.
a snack.                                             from the Dreamtime.” Weaving together two            1 pm Happy Feet Two (PG)
                                                     famous Australian dreamtime tales through            3 pm Hugo (PG)
Summer Reading Program Events
                                                     the use of interactive storytelling, puppetry,       Jeff Wright’s Stupendous Storytelling Balloon
Wednesdays, 11 am, 2 pm
                                                     props and costumes, World of Difference Ltd.’s,      Show, July 5 Be a part of this silly and colorful
Daycares and large groups must call ahead. For
                                                     Lindsay Bonilla, will delight audience members       performance. The actors are volunteers from
comfort and safety, parents are asked to leave
                                                     as they learn the secret behind why we dream         the audience and the props and costumes are all
strollers outside the Community Room.
                                                     and discover the answer to why the kangaroo          made of balloons.
Rick Smith Jr., June 20 Rick Smith Jr. shares
                                                     has a pouch.                                         The Sci-Mobile, July 19 Enjoy science on the
his all-new, deluxe magic tricks and illusions
                                                     AbraKIDazzle, July 17 Join us for a unique           go with the hands-on fun of the Sci-Mobile.
Jeff Wright’s Stupendous Storytelling Balloon
                                                     performance that includes storytelling,              The Bubble Lady, July 26 Enjoy bubblicious
Show, June 27
                                                     balloons, theatre, and constant audience             adventures with Sue Durante, The Bubble Lady.
Bingo, July 11 Bingo! Come play for fun and
                                                     participation.                                       She’ll blow your mind with giant bubbles that
                                                     Think like a Chef: Kids Cooking with Chef            you’ll have to see to believe.
The Bubble Lady, July 18 The Wonderful
                                                     Sarah, July 24 Do not miss this fun and hands-       Outback Ray, August 2 Walk on the wild side
World of Bubbles featuring the Bubble Lady
                                                     on cooking class. Learn your way around the          with Outback Ray and his amazing exotic
HeartBEAT Afrika, July 25  Hear the
                                                     kitchen and how to use basic kitchen utensils        animal friends. Join us for this educational and
drumbeat sounds of HeartBEAT Afrika
                                                     while making simple recipes.                         entertaining encounter.
Mark Wade, August 1 Ventriloquist/puppeteer,
Mark Wade, visits                                    Astronomy 1 on 1, July 31 Are you interested         Creative Days
                                                     in learning more about the planets, comets,          Programs at 1 pm For kids in grades K-6.
DIY with Dad: Father’s Day Fun, Tuesday,             moons, and other objects in outer space?             Tuesday, July 10 Create a Cool Lantern
June 12, 6:30 pm Kids, make a craft with Dad,        Join us for a special program presented by           Thursday, July 12 Tie-Dye a Pillow Case
Grandpa or your favorite father figure. Snacks       Astronomy 1 on 1.
will be served.
                                                     Stuffed Animal Sleepover                             MAPLE VALLEY – 330.864.5721
International Mud Day Story Time                     Drop Off Event: Thursday, August 2, 6:30 pm          1187 Copley Rd., Akron, 44320
Friday, June 29, 10:30 am                            Pick Up: Friday, August 3, noon – 5:45 pm            Dream Big and Read Thursdays, 1:00 pm
Listen to stories, songs and rhymes that             Thursday evening bring your stuffed animal for       Ice Cream Social & Face Painting, June 14
celebrate nature, the outdoors and messiness.        a special sleepover, story time party. Leave your    Celebrate with awesome face painting and cool
After the stories, a “dirt” dessert will be served   fuzzy friend at the Library for a special stuffed-   ice-cream.
and we’ll plant seeds for your garden-to-go.         animal only sleepover. Return to the Library         Shananne Miller Lewis, June 21 Join us for a
                                                     on Friday to pick up your fuzzy friend and           hip-hop-party and learn how to dance the night
HIGHLAND SQUARE – 330.376.2927                       photos of his or her adventures. All Children,       away!
807 W. Market St., Akron, 44303                      Preschool – Grade 4.                                 Akron Zoo, June 28 Meet real live nocturnal
Baby Time Summer Session                                                                                  creatures and learn about what they do all
                                                     Parents Play - Kids Play Group
Mondays, June 18 – July 9, 10:30 am                                                                       night.
                                                     Wednesdays, August 1, 8, and 15, 2 pm
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun! All                                                          Panyard Inc., July 5 Daydream you’re on the
                                                     The Library meeting room will be set up with
children ages 0 – 24 months.                                                                              beach with the tropical sounds of a steel drum
                                                     space for parents to work on personal craft
Preschool Story Time Summer Session                  projects they bring from home. A wide variety
                                                                                                          Mad Science, July 12 An interactive science
Thursdays, June 28 – July 19, 10:30 am               of toys will also be out for the kids to play
                                                                                                          show sure to amaze and entertain.
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, and      with while the parents are crafting. Parents are
                                                                                                          Robin Echols Cooper, July 19 Take a journey
fun! All children ages 2 – 6 years.                  responsible for supervising their children while
                                                                                                          as professional storyteller, Robin Echols
                                                     participating in this event.
All Children of All Ages                                                                                  Cooper, weaves her interactive tales from
Tuesdays, 2 pm                                                                                            around the world.
                             Jim Kleefeld, July 26 Magic and stories about       this display of experiments from the wackier          Space Fun, July 10 Join us for some out of this
                             dreams and nighttime sure to make you laugh.        side of science. For ages 2-6, with 2 year olds       world fun! We’ll make space crafts and more!

                             World of Difference Ltd., August 2 Stories          accompanied by a parent or caregiver.                 Sci-Mobile, July 17 Sci-Mobile will be here to
                             from the Dreamtime: A live, interactive theatre                                                           make some fun creations!
                                                                                 Akron Zoo, Saturday, June 9, 2 pm
                             show for all ages!                                                                                        AbraKiDazzle, July 24 Join us for this fun, balloon
                                                                                 A zookeeper from The Akron Zoo will bring
                                                                                                                                       storyteller show!
                             Monday Movie Matinees                               owls and their friends to share with us.  All
                                                                                                                                       Outback Ray, July 31 Outback Ray will be
                             Mondays, 1 pm                                       ages welcome, with children 2 years and under
                                                                                                                                       joining us with his amazing animals!  
                             Join us for a movie and a snack.                    accompanied by a parent or caregiver.                  

                             June 11 Alvin and the Chipmunks:                                                                          Lunch Bunch
                                                                                 Gott Dino’s? We Do! Monday, June 11, 2 pm
                             Chipwrecked                                                                                               June 18-July 2, 12:30 pm
                                                                                 Dino-sports series illustrator, Barry Gott, will
                             June 18 Mr. Popper’s Penguins                                                                             Students going into Kindergarten through
                                                                                 share his love of illustrating kid’s books. Join
                             June 25 Rango                                                                                             fourth grades are invited to join Miss Sue for
                                                                                 him for some fun drawing and listening to a
                             July 2 Puss in Boots                                                                                      lunch, a story, and a craft. You bring a sack
                                                                                 book or two that include his favorite characters.
                             July 9 Hugo                                                                                               lunch and we’ll supply a drink, dessert, and fun! 
                             July 16 Winnie the Pooh                             Family Nite, Mondays, 6:30 pm                         Please sign-up.
                             July 23 The Muppets                                 We’ll get together for crafts and board games.         
                             July 30 The Smurfs                                  All ages welcome.                                     NORTH HILL – 330.535.9423
                                                                                 June 18 Summer is the perfect time for evening        183 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron, 44310
                             Family Story Time Saturdays
                                                                                 games. Join us for some old time summer fun!          Traveling Library Bears
                             June 16, 23, and July 7, 21, 11 am
                                                                                 July 16 We are creating our own gargoyle to           These cuddly stuffed bears like to travel and
                             Stories that are fun for the whole family. All
                                                                                 scare away things that go bump in the night!          make new friends. Plan to take one along on
                             ages welcome.                                        
                                                                                                                                       your family vacation this summer. Children (or
                                                                                 Science Saturday, Saturday, June 23, 2:30 pm
                                                                                                                                       adults) are expected to read to the bears daily.
                             MOGADORE – 330.628.9228                             Do you like to see how things work?  Are you
                                                                                                                                       Descriptions of some of their adventures can go
                             144 S. Cleveland Ave., Mogadore, 44260              a hands-on kind of kid? This program is for
                                                                                                                                       into their journals for future travelers to enjoy.
                             Ice Cream Social                                    you!  Children, school age and up bring moms,
                                                                                                                                       Stop in early to make reservations for your
                             Saturday, June 9, 10 am – 2 pm                      dads, and the whole family.
                                                                                                                                       favorite bear; pick it up a day or two before you
                             Take some time to start summer right, enjoying
                                                                                 Story Times                                           leave and bring it back when you return.
                             some cold ice cream and socializing with friends,
                                                                                 Baby Time
                             neighbors and library lovers and signing up for                                                           Preschool Story Times
                                                                                 Thursdays, June 7-28, 10:15 am
                             our summer reading program. Also joining us                                                               Wednesdays, June 20-July 25, 10:30 am
                                                                                 Wednesdays, June 20-27
                             will be Clifford, the Big Red Dog!                                                                        This series of programs is for children ages 2 to
                                                                                 July 18-25, 6:30 pm
                                                                                                                                       5. Adult caregivers are welcome and expected
                             Baby and Toddler Programs                           For children 24 months and under with a
                                                                                                                                       to join the fun! We will read books, play music,
                             Tuesdays, June 19 – July 31, 11 am                  parent or caregiver. Our programs feature
                                                                                                                                       experiment with puppets and finger plays, hear
                             Ages birth – 3 ½                                    bounces, songs, and stories.
                                                                                                                                       flannel board stories, learn rhymes and play
                                                                                  Toddler Story Time
                             Story Time                                                                                                with toys as we make something to take home.
                                                                                 Thursdays, July 5-26, 11 am
                             Mondays, June 18 – July 30, 1:30 pm                 For children ages 2-3, with two-year-olds             Special Events
                             Ages 3 and up                                       accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Join us         June 27 Hot Wheels Derby for everyone
                             Fun Club                                            for short stories, rhymes, crafts and more!           younger than 6, bring your fastest car
                             Wednesdays, 11 am, 1:30 pm                          Preschool Story Time                                  July 11 Jungle Terry will share live animals
                             Join the Mogadore Library for some summer           Mondays, July 9-30, 2 pm                              from near and far
                             fun and entertainment.                              For children ages 3-5, not yet in Kindergarten.
                                                                                 Join us for stories, rhymes, crafts and more!         Summer Reading Programs
                             June 13 Akron’s Magic Balloon Guy, Jeff Wright
                                                                                  Bedtime Story Time
                                                                                                                                       Tuesdays, 2 pm
                             June 20 Robin Echols Cooper
                                                                                 Tuesdays, June 12-26, 6:30 pm                         These events are designed to entertain children
                             June 27 Juggler and Object Manipulation
                                                                                 For children ages 2-5. Two-year-olds must be          and parents alike. See performers with illusions
                             Specialist, Aaron Bonk
                                                                                 accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Join us         to share, stories to tell and drums to beat. Each
                             July 11 Magical fun with Rick Smith, Jr.
                                                                                 for stories, rhymes, crafts and more!                 event will last about an hour. Bring a friend for
                             July 18 Live animal fun with Outback Ray
                                                                                                                                       exciting entertainment and fun!
                             July 25 1:30 only. Dream On! (No 11 am              School Age Fun!                                       Jeff Wright, June 12 Magical stories and
                             program)                                            Tuesdays, 2 pm                                        balloons.
                             August 1 Bubble Lady                                Please sign-up in advance for each program.           Magician Rick Smith Jr., June 19 Come see
                             Gun Safety 101 for Kids                             For students K- 5 grade.                              our famous card thrower/magician.
                             Thursday, July 26, 6:30 pm                          HeartBEAT Afrika, June 12 HeartBEAT Afrika            HeartBEAT Afrika, June 26 Fantastic rhythms
                             Join Officer Rick Culp, a member of the Akron       brings their dynamic drum program to our Library!     with HeartBEAT Afrika
                             Police Force as he talks to our children about      Their program mixes music, history and culture that   Hot Wheels Derby, July 3 Bring your fastest car.
                             how to be safe around guns.  This class is aimed    will keep the kids dancing, toes tapping.             Akron Art Museum, July 10 Contribute to a
                             at the elementary school child and a child will     Akron Art Museum, June 19 Help the Akron              community display with staff from the Akron
                             need to have an adult attend the program with       Art Museum breathe new life into cast off plastic     Art Museum.
                             him/her. Class size is limited.                     bags. Participate in an art making activity that      Sci-Mobile, July 17 Science experiments and fun.
                                                                                 will become part of a large community artwork         Outback Ray, July 24 Wild and exciting
                             NORDONIA HILLS – 330.467.8595                       to be installed at the museum.                        animals with Outback Ray
                                                                                 Whooo! Whooo! June 26 Let’s have fun                  The Bubble Lady, July 31 Ice cream sundaes
                             9458 Olde Eight Rd., Northfield, 44067
                                                                                 learning owl facts and making an owl craft!           for everyone; sponsored by North Hill Friends
                             Mad Science! Tuesday, June 5, 6:30 pm
                                                                                 Bingo, July 3 B-I-N-G-O! Bingo is the game-o!         of the Library. Back by popular demand, The
                             Hone your evil genius laugh in preparation for
                                                                                                                                       Bubble Lady!
NORTHWEST AKRON – 330.836.1081                      Teddy Bear Sleepover                                  Performer Wednesdays
                                                    Monday, July 16, 1 pm                                 Wednesdays, 1 pm

                                                                                                                                                                  CHILDREN’S BRANCH PROGRAMS
1720 Shatto Ave., Akron, 44313
Ice Cream Social                                    Drop your Teddy Bear off at 1 pm. Pick him up         Bubble Lady! June 13 You might get to fit
Monday, June 11, 2 pm                               in the morning on Tuesday, July 17, and make sure     inside a giant bubble!
What could be better than registering for our       to get a memory book of his sleepover with us.        Outback Ray, June 20 See wild animals up
Summer Reading Program and celebrating its                                                                close.
commencement with delicious ice cream?              NORTON – 330.825.7800                                 HeartBEAT Afrika, June 27 The Library
                                                    3930 S. Cleve.-Mass. Rd., Norton, 44203               will be loud and filled with rhythm with this
Summer Reading Program Performers                                                                         popular drumming program.
                                                    Little Firefly Story Time
Thursdays, 2 pm, Rick Smith, Jr.                                                                          Jeff Wright, Stupendous Storytelling Balloon
                                                    Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am
June 14 Rick Smith Jr. is back this summer with                                                           Show, July 11 There will be lots of audience
                                                    June 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25
his spectacular magic show.                                                                               participation in this magic and balloon
                                                    For ages 2-6. Explore the sights and sounds of
HeartBEAT Afrika, June 21 Come enjoy the                                                                  storytelling event.
                                                    the night with stories, music, and crafts.
sounds of the drums with HeartBEAT Afrika.                                                                Rick Smith, Jr., July 18 Come for fun and
This interactive music program will have            The Great Stuffed Animal Sleepover                    magic with the famous Rick Smith, Jr.
everyone tapping their feet to the rhythm.          July 18                                               Donald Peoples, July 25 Our Library’s own
Akron Art Museum, June 28 Join us as we use         Come to Little Firefly story time with your           graphic artist will share his talent.
recycled materials to create a beautiful work       stuffed animal. Camp out for story time and           Sci-Mobile, August 1 Join us for hands-on
of art that will be displayed at the Akron Art      let your friend stay for an overnight library         science fun.
Museum.                                             adventure. Come back the next day to pick up
Indiana Bones, July 5 Indiana Bones will bring      your friend and see photos of their adventures.       PORTAGE LAKES – 330.644.7050
adventure to life with his colorful storytelling!
                                                    BIG Fun Thursdays                                     4261 Manchester Rd., Akron, 44319
Bubble Lady, July 12 Back by popular demand,
                                                    2-3 pm                                                WOW! Wednesdays, 11 am or 1 pm
the Bubble Lady will have your whole family
                                                    June 14 Sign Up Party with Balloon Artist Jeff        All ages are welcome.
entertained as she makes the most incredible
                                                    Wright                                                June 13 The Largely Literary Theater Company
                                                    June 21 Family Craft Day                              will share stories and more with their show “All
Outback Ray, July 19 Not planning a trip
                                                    June 28 Drumming with HeartBEAT Afrika                Kinds of Dreams.”
to Australia this summer? Don’t worry! We
                                                    July 5 Outdoor Parking Lot Olympics                   June 20 HeartBEAT Afrika will delight with
bring the Outback to you with Outback Ray’s
                                                    July 12 Community Art Project with the Akron          interactive drumming and music.
interactive animal show.
                                                    Art Museum                                            June 27 Outback Ray will bring a variety of
Sci-Mobile, July 26 Learn about science and
                                                    July 19 Bubble Lady                                   wild animals for everyone to meet.
have a blast with the Sci-Mobile!
                                                    July 26 Outback Ray’s Animal Show                     July 11 The Bubble Lady will be “popping” in
Jeff Wright, August 2 Join us to watch this
                                                    August 2 Ventriloquist Mark Wade                      for good, clean fun.
stupendous performer as he presents his
                                                                                                          July 18 Jeff Wright and his Stupendous
storytelling balloon show!                          Red Cross Babysitting Workshop                        Storytelling Balloon Show will bring smiles and
Family Movies                                       June 5, 1-4:30 pm, June 6, 1-4 pm                     laughs.
Tuesdays, 2 pm                                      This course gives youth ages 11 to 15 years, to       July 25 Rick Smith Jr. will astonish with his
Bring the whole family to avoid the heat and        hold the knowledge and confidence to care for         magic and card-throwing skills.
enjoy a movie.                                      infants and school-age children. Combining            August 1 The Akron Art Museum will have kids
June 12 The Muppets (PG)                            video, activities, hands-on skills training and       help create art from grocery bags! The finished
June 19 The Adventures of Tintin (PG)               discussion for a complete learning experience         product will be installed at the Art Museum.
June 26 Hugo (PG)                                   and also includes CPR certification. Space is
                                                    limited so please call the Library to sign up.        Story Time
July 3 Dolphin Tale (PG)
                                                                                                          Tuesdays, 11 am
July 10 Happy Feet 2 (PG)
                                                                                                          Join Ms. Elaine for story time, each week.
July 17 War Horse (PG-13)                           ODOM BLVD – 330.434.8726                              Features stories, music, art and lots of fun.
July 24 Hop (PG)                                    600 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron, OH 44307                June 19 Imaginations and Big Dreams
July 31 Puss in Boots (PG)                          Monday Mini Matinees and More                         June 26 Outer Space
Northwest Akron Branch 80th Anniversary             Mondays, 1 pm                                         July 3 Forest Friends
Party                                               June 4 HORTON HEARS A WHO                             July 10 Campout Stories and Stuffed Friends
Saturday, August 11, 11 am-4 pm                     June 11 PIGEON, KNUFFLE BUNNY,                        Sleepover! Bring a teddy, doll or other stuffed
Join us as we celebrate our branch’s 80th           LEONARDO…                                             friend and they’ll get to camp out overnight at
anniversary as well as our 10th year at             June 18 TOO MANY TOYS, DUCK ON A BIKE                 the Library!
our current location! We will have food,            June 25 PIXAR SHORT FILMS                             July 17 Bugs and Butterflies
storytelling, crafts, a mini book sale, musical     July 2 DOOBY DOOBY MOO, DIARY OF A                    July 24 Music and Dance Party
performances, and much more family fun!             FLY
                                                    July 9 GOODNIGHT GORILLA                              Tails N Tales
Baby Time                                           July 16 CORDUROY                                      Saturdays, 2 pm
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, July 11 – August 1             July 23 SCAREDY SQUIRREL                              June 16, July 21, August 11
(6-24 months). Sign-up begins June 4                July 30 To be Determined                              Come cool off and “paws” for a visit with a furry
                                                                                                          friend or two! Our special visitors love to hear kids
Little Dreamers Preschool Story Time                Preschool Story Time                                  read aloud to them! Bring a favorite short book
Wednesdays, 11 am                                   Tuesdays, 10:30 am, June 5-July 31                    from home, or choose one of ours to try.
(2-5 year olds).                                    For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Join us for stories,
June 6 Dream Dance Party                            songs, movement and activity.
June 13 Shape Bingo
June 20 T-Shirt Day—Bring a T-shirt to decorate
June 27 Carnival Day
                             RICHFIELD – 330.659.4343                             June 21 KUNG FU PANDA AND THE                       For all ages. Bring a packed lunch if you like. A
                                                                                  KABOOM OF DOOM                                      movie treat will be served each week.
                             3761 S. Grant Street, Richfield, 44286
                             Visit NatureConnect this Summer!                     July 12 HUGO                                        June 13 THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN
                             NatureConnect celebrates occasions for               July 26 PUSS IN BOOTS                               June 20 THE MUPPETS
                             discovery and play, and for finding math,            August 2 DOLPHIN TALE                               June 27 PUSS IN BOOTS
                             science and literacy adventures in our reading       August 16 HAPPY FEET 2                              July 11 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
                             garden. During your visit, be sure to explore                                                            July 18 KUNG FU PANDA 2
                                                                                  Book Bingo
                             our 5 sensory containers and look closely, listen                                                        July 25 HUGO
                                                                                  Saturday, June 23, 10 am
                             carefully, touch gently, smell deeply, imagine       Fun for the whole family.
                             freely, tell stories dramatically, and make music
                             and move energetically.                              I’m Dreaming of Chocolate                                         BOOK SALES
                                                                                  Saturday, July 21, 10 am
                             Paws for Reading                                     Join us to make and taste some chocolate
                             Mondays, 6:30 pm                                                                                         RICHFIELD – 330.659.4343
                                                                                  creations.                                          3761 S. Grant St., Richfield, 44286
                             Children can practice their literacy skills by
                             reading aloud each week to our doggie pals           Back to School Journals                             Friends Preview
                             Kodak, Shelby, Pongo and Tazier. Children not        Saturday, August 18, 10 am                          June 1, 4-6 pm
                             yet reading are also welcome to come, stories        Get ready to go back to school with our clever      Book Sale
                             will be read to the children, by our doggie pal’s    journals made from old DVD cases.                   June 2, 10 am-4 pm
                             humans.                                                                                                  NORTH HILL – 330.535.9423
                                                                                  TALLMADGE – 330.633.4345                            183 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron, 44310
                             Family Story Time
                             Tuesdays, June 12-July 3, 10:30 am                   90 Community Road, Tallmadge, 44278                 Friends Preview
                             Children, ages 6 months-6 years, bring your          Preschool Story Times                               June 9, 8:30-10 am
                             favorite caregiver and join us for stories, music,   Tuesdays, July 10–31, 10:30 am                      Book Sale
                             rhymes and more.                                     For 2–6 year olds and families. We’ll share         June 9, 10 am-3 pm
                                                                                  stories, songs, puppets, and make a craft to take
                             Summer Reading Kick Off Ice Cream Social                                                                 ODOM BLVD – 330.434.8726
                             Wednesday, June 13, 1 pm                                                                                 600 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron, OH 44307
                             Join us in the garden for Summer Reading             Baby Story Times                                    June 16, 10 am-3 pm
                             Program sign up and enjoy an ice cream               Wednesdays, August 8-29, 10:30 am
                                                                                                                                      FAIRLAWN-BATH – 330.666.4888
                             sundae. We will also have a make-it-take-it craft    For babies up to age 24 months with a caregiver.
                                                                                                                                      3101 Smith Rd., Akron, 44333
                             in our meeting room.                                 20 minutes of rhymes, songs and stories
                                                                                                                                      July 27, 10 am-3 pm
                                                                                  followed by a group playtime.
                             A Star Wars Summer Reading blast-off with                                                                ODOM BLVD – 330.434.8726
                             the 501 Legion                                       Creative Kids Program
                                                                                                                                      600 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron, OH 44307
                             Saturday, June 16, 1 pm                              Thursdays, 2 pm
                                                                                                                                      August 18, 10 am-3 pm
                             Drop in, make a light saber craft, sign up for       For children in grades K–5 only.
                             Summer Reading and bring your camera.                June 21 Make shooting stars, spaceships, and        FAIRLAWN-BATH – 330.666.4888
                             Members of the 501 Legion will storm the             night creatures. Leave one behind for our           3101 Smith Rd., Akron, 44333
                             Library for a limited time and then they’ll be off   bulletin board and take one home to decorate        August 24, 10 am-3 pm
                             to another galaxy… far, far away.                    your room.
                                                                                                                                      LIBRARY SHOP ON MAIN (LSOM)

                                                                                  July 5 Join staff from the Akron Art Museum
                             Brick Road Ramblers: A Concert in the                and breathe new life into cast-off plastic bags.    Open Year-Round
                             Garden                                               Participate in an art making activity that          Monday-Thursday, 10 am-6 pm
                             Monday, August 20, 7 pm                              will become part of a large installation at the     Friday & Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
                             Please bring blankets and lawn chairs. Enjoy         museum.                                             Sunday, 1-4 pm
                             the evening with music in our NatureConnect          July 19 Who’s the artist? You are. Use collage
                             Garden.                                              techniques to make a wise old owl.
                                                                                  August 2 Dream Big- Creative Building. Use
                             Performer Line Up:
                                                                                  Legos, Citi-blocks, and a variety of recycled
                             Wednesdays, 2 pm
                                                                                  materials to create unique structures and
                             June 20 World of Difference Ltd., will entertain
                                                                                  release your inner architect.
                             us with stories from around the world.
                             June 27 Join us for the magic of Rick Smith Jr.      Fabulous Family Fun
                             July 11 Have a wild time in the Library with         Thursdays, 2 and 7 pm
                             Outback Ray’s wild animals.                          Entertainment for all ages.
                             July 18 Join us for stories with Robin Echols        June 14 Katie Bee’s “Dream Big and Read” show
                             Cooper.                                              featuring magic tricks, music, storytelling and
                             July 25 Join us for soapy fun with the Bubble        plenty of audience participation.                        Programs are subject to change.
                             Lady.                                                June 28 The beloved Bubble Lady returns to
                             August 1 Jeff Nicholas will close our summer         Tallmadge Library. Don’t miss this fun show!               Interpretive services are available.
                             with his creative stories and teach us to draw       July 12 Meet Outback Ray and some of his live                        Please inquire.
                             some of his characters.                              animal friends.
                                                                                  July 26 Fabulous puppet show featuring the
                             Thursday Matinee’s
                                                                                  Acting Out Touring Company.
                             1 pm
                             Kick back and relax with our family friendly         Cool Off with Summertime Family Movies
                             movies. For your enjoyment we’ll also provide        Wednesdays, 1 pm                                             
                             popcorn and juice.

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