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    The Library and KultureCity have joined forces to make a visit to the library a great experience for all of our customers, including those with sensory-processing needs.

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    Getting scared at this time of year is just part of the fun, right? If you think so, join us for some of these programs-Speakers, Movies, and Tales-oh my!

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    Teens, come to a library near you to express yourself through art. Take part in these writing and visual arts programs.



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Library News

Free After Hours Event for Genealogists at Main Library
Article Published: October 01, 2018
Akron, OH – Area genealogists are invited to mingle with fellow researchers and uncover the details of their ancestry at... Read More...
Norton Branch Late Opening
Article Published: September 28, 2018
Norton Branch Library will open at 11 am Saturday, October 6. The late opening will help library customers avoid traffic... Read More...
Late Openings for Akron Marathon
Article Published: September 21, 2018
The Akron Marathon will take place on Saturday, September 29 and both Main Library and Highland Square Branch will open at... Read More...


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Locations & Hours

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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326

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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October can be a Scary Month

Main Library
Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits
Saturday, October 6, 10:30 am

Spooky, Hands-On Science Café
Learn how to make a ghost fly, a vacuum cannon go Boom! Ooblecks, and more. Learn more about this program.
Saturday, October 27, 10:30 am

Ellet Branch Library
Tales from Beyond
Tuesday, October 23, 6 pm

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library
Monsters are Universal: Silver Screams in Hollywood’s Golden Age
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 pm

Goodyear Branch Library
Scared Silly
Tuesday, October 30, 12:30 pm

Green Branch Library
The Vampire Talk
Thursday, October 11, 6:30 pm

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
The Spirits Speak - Thursday, October 4, 7 pm
Monsters are Universal: Silver Screams in Hollywood’s Golden Age - Thursday, October 18, 7 pm

Norton Branch Library
Ghost Stories of the Civil War - Monday, October 15, 6 pm
Tarot Card - Thursday, October 18, 6 pm

Odom Branch Library
Halloween Fun with Psychic Medium Laura Lyn
Saturday, October 27, 2 pm

Portage Lakes Branch Library
The Spirits Speak: An oral Presentation and Display of Antique Spirit Artifacts
Wednesday, October 17, 6 pm

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

Join us for On the Table Greater Akron

Your Voice Matters.

Join us for On the Table Greater Akron on Wednesday, October 3. Please call to register for an On The Table conversation at a library branch near you!

Ellet Branch Library
2470 E. Market St., Akron
1 pm
6 pm (For Teens)

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library
3101 Smith Rd., Akron
10:30 am
2:30 pm

Goodyear Branch Library
60 Goodyear Blvd., Akron
12:30 pm

Green Branch Library
4046 Massillon Rd., Uniontown
12:30 pm

Highland Square Branch Library
807 W. Market St., Akron
6 pm

Kenmore Branch Library
969 Kenmore Blvd., Akron
1 pm

Maple Valley Branch Library
1187 Copley Rd., Akron
1:30 pm
3 pm (For School-Aged Children)
3:30 pm (For Teens)

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
9458 Olde Eight Rd., Northfield
12:30 pm

Northwest Akron Branch Library
1720 Shatto Ave., Akron
1 pm

Norton Branch Library
3930 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd., Norton
10 am

Odom Branch Library
600 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron
3 pm (For Teens)
6 pm

Portage Lakes Branch Library
4261 Manchester Rd., Akron
10:30 am

Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library
1500 Canton Rd., Akron
3:30 pm

Event Flier

On The Table Flier 2018

With attendance at an On The Table event, adult participants are granting permission to be photographed/videotaped by the Akron Community Foundation and the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

Art Programs at our Branches

Express yourself or learn a new artistic skill at one of these programs.  Please call the branch for details and to register. 

Green Branch Library
Mixed Media Painting - Tuesday, September 11, 6:30 pm
Pyrography - Saturday, October 13, 11 am

Kenmore Branch Library
Reusable Shopping Bags
Saturday, September 22, 1 pm

Maple Valley Branch Library
Pour Paint Artwork
Saturday, September 15, 2 pm

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
Paint Night
Wednesday, October 3, 6 pm

Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library
Art@the Speed of Life
Thursday, September 13, 6 pm

For Teens

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library
Clay Studio
Monday, September 24, 6 pm

Firestone Park Branch Library
Young Writers Workshop
Monday, September 17, 3:30 pm

North Hill Library
Blackout Poetry
Thursday, September 20, 3 pm

Northwest Akron Branch Library
Teen Writers Workshop
Thursday, September 27, 6:30 pm

Richfield Branch Library
Puffy Paint Skull Rocks
Saturday, September 22, 2 pm

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