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    Join us for refreshments as we celebrate 20 years of serving the Ellet community in our current building on Saturday, July 27 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

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    Be our special guest as we celebrate our 15th anniversary in our library building on Saturday, July 27 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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    Fiction writer Nafissa Thompson-Spires and poet Monica Youn will discuss writing diverse female stories, from girlhood to motherhood, that women can actually see themselves in.

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    Explore the world of animals at some of our Mind, Body, and Sole programs at a branch location close to you!

    Animal Programs
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    Check out our Out of the World programs about Space! Programs for all ages to commemorate the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon!



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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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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


  • 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.