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    OPENING SOON:
    AKRON ART LIBRARY

    Celebrate the opening on February 22 at 6:30 pm at Main Library, get the first look at the collection, and be among the first to reserve artwork for checkout!

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    AFRICAN-AMERICAN
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    A time to learn and to celebrate at a program near you!

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    2018 ALA
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    The American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards have just been announced. Check out our collection of these award winning titles.

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    RECE LAB
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    Resources for Early Childhood Educators provides a Lab housed at Main Library and collections of teacher resources housed at all 17 branches and Main Library for teachers to borrow.

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    SHOWCASE APPLICATIONS
    NOW AVAILABLE

    To be considered for our upcoming Youth Arts Showcase on Saturday, April 28, 2018, applications must be received no later than 5 pm on March 10.

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    We make it easier to plan your next trip! Passport Services (including passport photos) are available through the Library. Learn more about this convenient service.

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    GET STARTED PLANNING
    YOUR NEXT TRIP!

    With so much information available, planning your next adventure can be difficult. Check out this list of Library books to help make your decision today.

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    10 YEARS OF
    SUMMIT MEMORY

    Launched in November 2007, Summit Memory is celebrating 10 years of sharing Summit County history through promoting local history collections, digitally.

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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”.

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DATABASES

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

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DIGITAL MEDIA

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

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IMAGE New Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library Will Open February 19; Community Invited To Preview
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Amy Casey, Tilt

Amy Casey

ARTIST

Tilt, 2016

TITLE, DATE

Aquatint etching on paper

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Andrew Thomas Lopez, Thumbs Up

Andrew Thomas Lopez

ARTIST

Thumbs Up, 2011

TITLE, DATE

Archival inkjet print

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Angelo Merendino, Parents Waving Goodbye at the Door

Angelo Merendino

ARTIST

Parents Waving Goodbye at Door, 2013

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet print

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Butch Anthony, Birds of the World

Butch Anthony

ARTIST

Birds of the world, 2016

TITLE, DATE

Mixed media

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Christine Paringer, Untitled Collage

Christine Paringer

ARTIST

Untitled Collage, 2010

TITLE, DATE

Mixed media collage

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David Szalay, Darwins Fox

David Szalay

ARTIST

Darwins Fox, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Digital print

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Derek Hess, B-24

Derek Hess

ARTIST

B-24, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Graphite on paper

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Emily Sullivan, Smith Plight of the Passenger Pigeons

Emily Sullivan Smith

ARTIST

Plight of the Passenger Pigeons, 2015

TITLE, DATE

12 color screen print with gold leafing

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Erick Neff, Monothon Monoprint 3

Erick Neff

ARTIST

Monothon Monoprint 3, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Monoprint

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Erin Guido, Sometimes Things Work Out

Erin Guido

ARTIST

Sometimes Things Work Out, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Monoprint

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Jay Croft, Dont Worry We Can Still Be Friends

Jay Croft

ARTIST

Dont Worry We Can Still Be Friends, 2012

TITLE, DATE

Screenprint on paper

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Jenny Schmid, XXOO (Yolo)

Jenny Schmid

ARTIST

XXOO (Yolo), 2015

TITLE, DATE

Lithograph screenprint

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Joan Colbert, Limoges Market

Joan Colbert

ARTIST

Limoges Market, 2006

TITLE, DATE

Linoleum block print

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John Sokol, Rita Dove as Mother Love

John Sokol

ARTIST

Rita Dove as Mother Love, 1999

TITLE, DATE

Screenprint on paper

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Kadir Nelson, Mood Indigo

Kadir Nelson

ARTIST

Mood Indigo, 2004

TITLE, DATE

Giclée on paper

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Kristina Paabus, along with

Kristina Paabus

ARTIST

along with, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Etching, aquatint, and lithograph

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Maria Alejandra Zanetta, Vino

Maria Alejandra Zanetta

ARTIST

Vino, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Mixed media

CATEGORY

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Mark Mothersbaugh, Ashtabula Perambulator

Mark Mothersbaugh

ARTIST

Ashtabula Perambulator, 2007

TITLE, DATE

Epson giclée print

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Melissa Kreider, After-care

Melissa Kreider

ARTIST

After-care, 2015

TITLE, DATE

Photograph

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Melissa Markwald, Abstract Portrait

Melissa Markwald

ARTIST

Abstract Portrait, 2016

TITLE, DATE

Oil on panel

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Micah Kraus, PUI Madrid

Micah Kraus

ARTIST

PUI Madrid, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Laser engraved acrylic ink on rag paper

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Michael Loderstedt, Craig Lucas,  Rhino

Michael Loderstedt, Craig Lucas

ARTISTS

R from Bestiary, 1999-2000

TITLE, DATE

Screenprint and relief on paper

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Michelle Martin, Crypsis

Michelle Martin

ARTIST

Crypsis, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Polymer plate photogravure

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Miller Horns, Morning, Noon, and Night

Miller Horns

ARTIST

Morning, Noon, and Night, 1980s

TITLE, DATE

Mixed media

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Natalie Lanese, Mountain High

Natalie Lanese

ARTIST

Mountain High, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Gouache and collage on paper

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Shane Wynn, Beekeeper

Shane Wynn

ARTIST

Beekeeper, 2015

TITLE, DATE

Photograph

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Timothy Callaghan, La Grange

Timothy Callaghan

ARTIST

La Grange, 2016

TITLE, DATE

Gauche on paper

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