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Tis The Season…For Celebration

Happiness is coming together to celebrate community. Join us at these events of the season.

Holiday Open Houses

Ellet Branch Library
Thursday, December 7, 5:30 pm

Kenmore Branch Library
Saturday, December 2, 10 am

Northwest Akron Branch Library
Saturday, December 9, 1 pm

Odom Branch Library
Kwanzaa Celebration
Thursday, December 14, 4:30 pm

Tallmadge Branch Library
Saturday, December 9, 2 pm

And Also…

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library
The Holly & The Ivy: Christmas Customs & Traditions
Thursday, December 7, 7 pm

Firestone Park Branch Library
Miller South Show Choir
Saturday, December 9, 1:30 pm

Goodyear Branch Library
Stories, Crafts & Cookies
Monday, December 11, 6 pm

Mogadore Branch Library
A Christmas in the Village Location
Saturday, December 9, 2 pm

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
The Holly & The Ivy: Christmas Customs & Traditions
Thursday, December 14, 7 pm

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
Holiday Concert with Curtis Taylor
Wednesday, December 20, 7 pm

Norton Branch Library
Patron Appreciation Week
Monday, December 11-Saturday, December 16

Odom Branch Library
Miller South Choir
Monday, December 11, 6 pm

Find out more about these programs by visiting our Events calendar today.

Crafting for the Season

Let your crafting talents shine at these hands-on programs:

Goodyear Branch Library

Santa Cookie Plate Paint Party
Tuesday, November 21, 6 pm

The DIY Gift Giver 3
Tuesday, December 5, 6 pm

Maple Valley Branch Library

DIY Holiday Craft: Christmas Wreath
Saturday, December 16, 2 pm

Nordonia Hills Branch Library

DIY: Crafty Christmas
Tuesday, December 5, 6:30 pm

North Hill Branch Library

An Ornamental Evening
Monday, November 20, 6:30 pm

Richfield Branch Library

Thanksgiving Table Decorations
Thursday, November 9, 6 pm

Christmas Candles
Thursday, December 14, 6 pm

2017 Akron Sudoku Tournament

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Main Library Meeting Room 2AB, 1-4 pm

Do you Sudoku?

Sudoku enthusiasts compete to complete Sudoku puzzles provided by New York Times editor Will Shortz. The puzzles begin easy and get progressively harder. Prizes are awarded to the top three finalists.

The Tournament:

There are three general rounds, plus a championship round. The rounds are 20 minutes each. The first round will consist of three easy puzzles, the  second round will have two medium puzzles, and the third round will be 1 difficult puzzle. When finished (or when time is up), the puzzles are collected and our judges score them. The three finalists (top three cumulative scores) are announced after the  third round. They then compete in the championship round with the most challenging Sudoku puzzle on the auditorium stage.

It is free to participate. Meeting Room door opens at noon. Parking in the High/Market deck is free on Saturday.

For adults ages 18 and over, please. Registration requested e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 330-643-9015.

Event Flyer:

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Searching The Reporter

Akron’s African-American newspaper and other digital historic newspapers now available on Ohio Memory.

The Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library presents Jenni Salamon, Coordinator for the Ohio Digital Newspaper Program at the Ohio History Connection.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:30-8 pm
Meeting Room 2AB
High Street Level of Main Library,
60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio

The Reporter, Akron’s African-American newspaper covering 1969-2016, is now available and full-text searchable on Ohio Memory! Join Jenni Salamon of the Ohio History Connection to learn how this newspaper was transformed from hardcopy to microfilm to digital images, as well as tips on how to search the digital collection.

The digitization of the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s collection of The Reporter was funded in part by the Dick and Chris Chenoweth fund of the Akron Community Foundation.

Ohio Memory is the collaborative digital library program of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio whose mission is to help communities share, discover and connect to Ohio’s rich past through dynamic online resources. The website provides free access to over 700,000 digital images from over 360 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties.

The program is free and open to the public, and parking is free in the High-Market Parking Deck. To register or for more information, contact the Special Collections Division at 330-643-9030 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Program Presenter:

Jenni Salamon photo

Jenni Salamon is the Coordinator for the Ohio Digital Newspaper Program at the Ohio History Connection where she manages their newspaper digitization and microfilming projects, including the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio. She has been with the Ohio History Connection since 2009, and has a BA in English from Ohio University and an MLIS from Kent State University. Her areas of expertise include newspaper digitization as well as traditional and digital newspaper research on various topics. When not thinking about newspapers, she can be found reading, crafting or spending time with her adorable dachshund.

Program Flyer:

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