Current Programs

Music! Music! Music!

Enjoy the sounds…

Goodyear Branch Library
Songs and “Tails” from the Woods
Thursday, April 5, 12:30 pm

Rockin’ The Stacks
Friday, June 15, 6:30 pm

Main Library
Bangladesh Shadhinota Dibosh Celebration
Sunday, March 25, 1:30 pm

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
Chardon Polka Band
Thursday, March 29, 7 pm

Norton Branch Library
Summer in the Garden with Musical Group The Chants
Wednesday, May 30, 6:30 pm

Learn more about the music, musicians, and radio personalities you love…

Ellet Branch Library
Lost Voices: Home-Made Lacquer Recordings from the 20th Century
Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 pm

Green Branch Library
Rock ‘n’ Roll
Saturday, April 7, 2 pm

Fun With The Pre-Fab Four: Micky, Mike, Peter and Davy of the Monkees
Thursday, April 12, 6:30 pm

Mogadore Branch Library
The Beatles in Cleveland: The Notorious 1964 & 1966 Concerts
Thursday, April 19, 6 pm

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
Cleveland Radio Tales
Thursday, March 15, 7 pm

Portage Lakes Branch Library
Behind the Scenes with the Akron Symphony
Wednesday, May 16, 6 pm

Tallmadge Branch Library
50s, 60s, 70s Instrumental Music
Tuesday, April 17, 6 pm

The Beatles in Cleveland
Thursday, May 24, 6 pm

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

Geekfest 2018 Mini-Comicon

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - Akron Main Library - 60 S. High St.

Fandom fun for the whole family! Cosplay Contests, Featured Speakers, fun activities and much more!

Fan Art Wanted!

2018 geekfest logoDo you love drawing the characters from your favorite anime, books, movies, or TV shows? Do you sketch superheroes in the hopes of one day working for DC or Marvel? Is your favorite website DeviantArt? Would you like to share your talent with others?

The Akron-Summit County Public Library is hosting an exhibition of fan art during our Geekfest Mini-Comicon on Saturday, June 2, 2018. We are looking for artists of all ages. The pieces may feature any fandom and may be any medium – we just ask that the art is family-friendly. Artists may submit up to three pieces, and all art must be received by May 12 to be considered. All decisions about which pieces are included in the exhibition will be made by library staff, and their decisions are final. After the exhibition, artists can pick up their pieces from June 21 – 30 during regular library hours. Any art not picked up by July 1 will be discarded.

To submit digital art: email the piece to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To submit physical pieces: pieces can be mailed to or dropped off at the address below.

For each piece, please include your name, the name of the piece, and what fandom inspired it.

Event Flyers




9th Annual Akron Crossword Puzzle Tournament

AkronCrossword 2018

Compete to Complete Will Shortz’s crossword puzzles!

Saturday, March 24 1–4 pm
Main Library - Meeting Rooms 2AB

Join other Akron experts and meet new friends as you try your hand at unpublished crosswords provided by the “puzzlemaster” NYT Editor, Will Shortz. The puzzles begin easy and get progressively harder – but they are all solvable! Prizes will be awarded! All levels of crossword enthusiasts are encouraged to participate.

Here’s how it works:

There are three stages, plus a final round. During each stage, contestants have twenty minutes to solve the puzzle as best they can. When finished (or when time’s up), the puzzles are collected and our judges score them. The top three finalists (top three cumulative scores) are announced after the third round. They then compete against each other with the fourth, and most difficult, puzzle.


To register, 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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Get Moving

Goodyear Branch Library
Tai Chi
The Area Agency on Aging presents this series for those 60+. Please call the branch to register (330-784-7522)
Wednesdays, March 7-May 2 from 11 am-noon

Maple Valley Branch Library
Belly Dance
Learn about the history of Belly Dance and participate in the dance. Call the branch to register (330-864-5721)
Saturday, March 3 at 2 pm

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
Tai Chi
The Area Agency on Aging presents this series for those 60+. Please call the branch to register (330-467-8595)
Mondays and Tuesdays, March 12-May 29 from 10:30 am-11:30 am

Wellness Yoga
Stretches done standing or in a chair. Please call the branch to register (330-467-8595)
Tuesdays March 20, April 3, 17, May 1, 15, 29 at 6:30

North Hill Branch Library
Gentle Yoga
Bring a yoga matt or a beach towel and a water bottle. New members welcome!
Mondays, March 12, 26, April 9, 23, May 7, 21 at 6:30 pm

North West Akron Branch Library
Tai Chi Animals
This Tai Chi class is for children. They will learn a number of animal postures.
Saturday, March 10 at 11 am

Odom Branch Library
Belly Dance
Learn both some history and some basic routines. Please call the branch to register (330-434-8726)
Monday, April 2 from 6 pm-7:30 pm

Tallmadge Branch Library
Introduction to Yoga
Be introduced to the practice of “Conscious Yoga”
Thursday March 8 and 29 at January 20 from 1 to 4 pm