Services

Honoring African-American History and Culture

Please join us for a program near you…

For Families:

Kenmore Branch Library
Storytelling Performance
Saturday, February 3, 1 pm

Main Library
History and Sampling of African-American Soul Food with Keon Reed
Saturday, January 27, 2 pm (Children’s Library)

For Adults:

Goodyear Branch Library
The Underground Railroad in Ohio
Tuesday, February 6, 6:30 pm

Green Branch Library
Harriet Tubman, The Woman and Soldier of Freedom
Wednesday, February 28, 2 pm

Main Library
Rising from the Rails (a documentary)
Saturday, February 24, 2 pm (Auditorium)

Maple Valley Branch Library
Movie Nights at the Library
Wednesdays, February 7 (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks) and 21 (Marshall), 6 pm

Tallmadge Branch Library
John Brown’s America
Tuesday, February 20, 6:30 pm

Find out more about these programs, and Maple Valley Branch Library’s bi-weekly Akron African United Front Book Discussion Group, by visiting our Events calendar today.

Exploring CAM: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Saturday, January 6, 2018

10:30 am – 1:45 pm
Main Library Meeting Room 2AB

Join us for an informative overview of the uses of complementary and alternative medicine from a variety of disciplines. The great range of CAM means there will be considerable diversity of therapies and philosophies. Let our speakers help discern the value of these therapies and what is best suited for particular conditions.

Schedule

10:30 am - Dr. Tara Scott, MD, Medical Director of Integrative Medicine at Summa Health will explore how CAM might enhance your healthy lifestyle.

11:30 am - Functional Dietician Kylene Bogden will look at using food as medicine to significantly improve patient health outcomes.

Noon - Pharmacist Caitlin Morgan, RPh, will examine the de-prescribing of medicine and how to get people off some of their many prescriptions.

BREAK

12:45 pm - Chiropractor Dr. Leo Kormanik, will look at dry needling as a complementary or alternative method of pain management.

1:15 pm - Music Therapist Bonnie Hayhurst, MT-BC, will demonstrate how music therapy is used within therapeutic relationships to address physical, psychological and cognitive needs.

 

Please contact the Science & Technology Division to reserve your spot at 330-643-9075 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Free parking is available on Saturdays.

 

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Free Films at a Library Near You

Enjoy free films at a library near you!

For Kids:

Kenmore Branch Library
Family Movies
Tuesdays, January 16, February 20, 4 pm

Maple Valley Branch Library
Family Movies
Mondays, January 22 (Despicable Me 3) and February 19 (Emoji Movie) 6 pm

Odom Branch Library
No School Family Movie Day
Fridays, January 12, 19, February 16 and Monday, February 19, 1 pm

Richfield Branch Library
Afternoon Flicks
Saturdays, January 6 (Descendants 2) and February 3 (Beauty and the Beast), 1 pm

For Teens:

Maple Valley Branch Library
Movie Matinee
Tuesday, January 16, 3:30 pm (Spider-Man: Homecoming)

Odom Branch Library
Movie Madness
Wednesdays, 3:30 pm

For Adults:

Ellet Branch Library
Early Bird Movie Matinee
Mondays, January 22, February 12, 10:30 am

Maple Valley Branch Library
Movie Nights at the Library
Wednesdays, February 7 (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks) and 21 (Marshall), 6 pm

Richfield Branch Library
Classic Movie Matinee
Fridays, January 12 (The Graduate), February 9 (Rear Window), 3 pm

Find out more about these programs, and our weekly Thursday Movies @ Main, by visiting our Events calendar today.

Want to Play a Game?

Firestone Park
January 3 & February 7 at 12:30 pm
Are you looking to play cards or board games? This program is for you!

Goodyear
January 6, February 3 from 10 am to 4 pm
Find some new games or play some old favorites on the first Saturday of the month.

Nordonia Hills
December 16, January 20, February 17 from 10 am to 5 pm
Role playing games, card games, Euro games, plus others are part of our monthly game day.

Portage Lakes
January 20 from 1 to 4 pm
Working in teams put your skills to the test. Use clues, objects, and the power of observation to make sense of what is in front of you. Recommended for ages 16 and up. Bring a snack to share if you wish.

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