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    DNA &
    GENETIC GENEALOGY

    Featuring CeCe Moore
    Saturday, July 28 - 9:30 am to 4 pm
    Main Library, Auditorium

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    THE MAIN EVENT
    THRITY UMRIGAR

    Thursday, July 19, 7 pm
    Main Library Auditorium

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    INTERACTIVE
    ENCOUNTER

    Climb aboard Overdrive’s Digital Bookmobile coming to the Springfield-Lakemore Library Branch on Tuesday, July 17, 10 am - 4 pm and experience your digital eLibrary first hand!

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    OUR FAVORITE
    DRUMMERS!

    Join us for the West African rhythms of Sogbety Diomande or the performance of nationally recognized Elec Simon.

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    SOCIALIZE WITH
    NEEDLE WORK

    Enjoy a social setting while working on your needlework projects or making items to be donated to community agencies.

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    LET'S GO
    TO THE MOVIES

    Enjoy free films at a library near you!

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    CUT THE CORD
    ON CABLE!

    Learn about the options available for streaming TV instead of using cable. Please register at one of these locations.

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    MYSTERIES &
    DARING ESCAPES

    Find adventure--and exercise your mind--at the Library!

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NEW & NOTABLE

Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

New & Notable

DATABASES

Research? We have you covered! Select any of our web-based reference databases for all of your research needs.

Databases by Subject or Databases A-Z

DIGITAL MEDIA

Borrow free TV shows, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music with your ASCPL library card.

Digital Media

Library News

Norton Bicentennial Celebration
Article Published: July 05, 2018
The Norton Branch Library plays a role in honoring our community’s important milestone! Read More...
Akron-Summit County Public Library, MIT Media Lab partner to build food computer
Article Published: June 25, 2018
Learn about our Personal Food Computer, a project of the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX). PLIX was created by the... Read More...
An Evening with Thrity Umrigar on Thursday, July 19, 2018
Article Published: June 19, 2018
The Main Event Speaker Series, an author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts, politics... Read More...

OnlineChat

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Akron Library mobile app and take it with you wherever you go.

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Locations & Hours


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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326
330.643.9000

Monday: 10 am - 8 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

Drive-Up Window closes ten minutes before the building closes for the day

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New Books

Our quarterly list of New Books shows titles cataloged within the last few months, organized by location of records or subject matter. It is published at the same time as our newsletter, Past Pursuits. Click on the links below to view or download the lists as a PDF.

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Our Newsletter

Past Pursuits is the digital newsletter published quarterly by the Special Collections Division. It features articles about local history, genealogy, new archival collections, books and other resources, and local events. Issues may be viewed or downloaded as a PDF.

To read the latest issue of Past Pursuits, please click the graphic on the right. To receive notifications for future issues, please subscribe online.

Be sure to see our New Books list, published at the same time as Past Pursuits, for newly cataloged resources that can help you in your research.

 

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