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    STREAMING MEDIA
    SPOTLIGHT

    Download Kanopy today and begin streaming thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device with your Library card.

    Kanopy
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    NOVEMBER IS
    PICTURE BOOK MONTH

    ASCPL encourages everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books during the month of November. Enjoy this list of titles and authors selected by your librarians.

    PictureBookMonth

NEW & NOTABLE

Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

New & Notable

DATABASES

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

Databases by Subject or Databases A-Z

DIGITAL MEDIA

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

Digital Media

Library News

A Sunday Afternoon with Alexander McCall Smith
Article Published: October 29, 2018
The Main Event Speaker Series, an author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts, politics... Read More...
IMAGE Lost Voices of The Great War Film Screening
Article Published: October 19, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 7 pm - Main Library Auditorium Read More...
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...

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Locations & Hours


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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326
330.643.9000

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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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.