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    Apply today to be part of the 2018 Akron Mini Maker Faire. Applications can be submitted until Wednesday, August 22.

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    SOCIALIZE WITH
    NEEDLE WORK

    Enjoy a social setting while working on your needlework projects or making items to be donated to community agencies.

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    Music performance, and music history and appreciation, at the Library!

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NEW & NOTABLE

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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.

Digital Media

Library News

Northwest Akron Branch Library and Recreation Center Anniversary Concert & Ice Cream Social
Article Published: July 19, 2018
Join us for our annual celebration on Tuesday, August 7 from 6-9 pm at the Northwest Akron Recreation Center with the AKRON... Read More...
Norton Bicentennial Celebration
Article Published: July 05, 2018
The Norton Branch Library plays a role in honoring our community’s important milestone! Read More...
Akron-Summit County Public Library, MIT Media Lab partner to build food computer
Article Published: June 25, 2018
Learn about our Personal Food Computer, a project of the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX). PLIX was created by the... 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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Calling all Foodies: Cooking Programs for the Whole Family!

Foodies

January 23

Odom Boulevard Branch Library: Teen Cupcake Wars!
Compete against your friends to decorate creative cupcakes based on the mystery theme. We'll provide the supplies and the creation is left up to you! Please register in advance by calling 330-434-8726 or by stopping at the branch.
3:30 to 5 pm

Goodyear Brach Library: What’s Cookin’ – Appetizers Even Guys Will Love!
Join Tonya to sample and learn some great appetizer recipes that appeal to guys and gals alike. Class size is limited to 25 adult/teen (16 & over) participants. Register by calling or emailing: 330-784-7522 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
6:30 pm

January 25

Mogadore Branch Library: Cookbook Club
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? join fellow foodies for our cookbook club. This month, we are talking about literary themed books and recipes! there will be food samples/activities! browse our collection, try out some of the recipes, and join the group to discuss your successes and mishaps.
6 pm

January 27

Main Library, Children’s: History And Sampling Of African-American Soul Food
with Keon Reed; please pre-register by calling 330.643.9050.
2 pm

February 5

Fairlawn-Bath Library: Chinese New Year Celebration!
Greet the year of the dog at the library with chinese food samples, paper lantern making and a chopstick challenge competition. For grades 4-12. Please call 330-666-4888 or stop by the library to register.
6 pm

February 14

Green Branch Library: Cookbook Club
Love reading cookbooks and sampling recipes? then join us each month as we pick a theme and prepare dishes to share. Check out our library display for each month’s theme and cookbooks, or use your own recipes. Enjoy some good food, discussion and fun.
6:30 pm

February 22

Mogadore Branch Library: Cookbook Club
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? join fellow foodies for our cookbook club. This month, we are talking about bread books and recipes! there will be food samples/activities! browse our collection, try out some of the recipes, and join the group to discuss your successes and mishaps.
6 pm

February 24

Maple Valley Branch Library: Jr. Chef!
Grades K-6 put on your chef hat and apron and prepare to cook up some delicious treats! we will be making mini corn dog muffins, cheesy nachos, and an eiffel tower cookie sundae. Registration is required.
2 to 3 pm