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    GOODYEAR
    ANNIVERSARY

    Celebrate our 80th anniversary and 20th building anniversary! Join us for an afternoon of sharing memories. Enjoy light refreshments, and get your commemorative button.

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    THE MAIN EVENT
    SPEAKER SERIES

    Dani Shapiro – Author of Inheritance
    Wednesday, October 9, 7 pm - Main Library Auditorium

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    LATE NIGHT
    AT THE LIBRARY

    Mingle and share with fellow researchers as you uncover the details of your ancestry on Friday, October 11, 2019. Volunteers will be available for research assistance.

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    AKRON MINI
    MAKER FAIRE

    Saturday, October 12
    Noon to 4 pm
    Main Library - Akron-Summit County Public Library

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    PEER 2 PEER
    UNIVERSITY

    Peer 2 Peer University course offerings are coming this October at Main Library, Green Branch Library, and Tallmadge Branch Library. Check our event calendar in October for more information.

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    YOUR VOICE
    MATTERS

    On Wednesday, October 3, gather around a table with friends and neighbors to share ideas. The Library is saving you a seat.

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    GET YOUR FREE
    LIBRARY CARD

    Libraries are family destinations that embrace every generation. Join the fun and get your library card today.

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    PREVIOUS
    FESTIVAL FILMS

    View films from previous ReelAbilities Film Festivals to celebrate the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities.

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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”.

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

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Are You A Library Friend?

Support your local library by joining Friends of the Library. Learn how you can share your time and library enthusiasm with this important volunteer group. Visit your local library’s web page to get started!

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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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Potter Faire Akron 2018

Potter Faire Akron

Saturday, November 10, 12 noon to 4 pm

Join us on for the 2nd Potter Faire Akron. Start by being sorted into your Hogwarts house for the day, take part in activities, games, and photo ops, dress in costume and take part in the costume parade and finish the day by seeing if your house won the House Cup. All ages are welcome to take part in this event. 

Schedule of Events

12 noon - 3:30 pm

1st Floor:

  • Picture yourself at Hogwarts
  • Runes with Professor McNeal

2nd Floor:

  • Hogwarts Great Hall with the Sorting Hat and House Cup
  • Boggart Cupboard, Wand Making, and other activities
  • Library wide scavenger hunt
  • Fortune Telling with Madame Trelawney
  • Hogwarts chess

Atrium Level:

  • Quidditch Practice
  • Common Room – relax with games, coloring, and quizzes
  • Hogsmeade will bring merriment with vendors including Stray Dog Café, Blimp City, Swish and Flick among others

3rd Floor:

  • Bertie Bott’s Taste Test
  • Scavenger Hunt

Photo Ops to look for:

  • ES one
  • Compare Yourself to Characters and Creatures
  • Visit to Gringott’s
  • The Library Restricted Section
  • Your Letter to Hogwarts
  • Platform 9 ¾

1:00 and 2:00

  • Meet Jungle Bob & His Fantastic Beasts.  Each show lasts about 45 minutes

3:30

  • Costume contest in the auditorium

All programs are free and open to all. Parking in the parking garage and on city streets is free on weekends. No registration is required for this event.