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    EXPLORE NATURE
    AT THE LIBRARY

    Come explore aspects of nature that are all around us. Learn how to work with the iNaturalist app to record and learn about flora and fauna in your backyard.

    iNaturalist
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    YOUTH ARTS
    SHOWCASE

    Saturday, April 27, 2018
    10 am - 4 pm
    Main Library Auditorium

    YouthArtsShowcase
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    FEED PEOPLE.
    FIGHT HUNGER.

    1 in 6 Northeast Ohians struggle with hunger. You can help the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank by donating food at your local library branch location.

    Harvest for Hunger 2019 campaign
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    CELEBRATE NATIONAL
    POETRY MONTH

    Discover a wide variety of poets and poems from the Akron-Summit County Public Library collection during this literary celebration.

    Poetry Week
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    LET'S GO
    TO THE MOVIES

    Enjoy free films at a library near you!

    UpcomingMovies

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

IMAGE Libraries = Strong Communities: Celebrate National Library Week April 7-13, 2019
Article Published: March 27, 2019
National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers... Read More...
Harvest for Hunger
Article Published: March 28, 2019
The Akron-Summit County Public Library will be a collection site for Harvest for Hunger donations during the month of... Read More...
Library of Things at the Akron-Summit County Public Library
Article Published: February 25, 2019
Libraries have been loaning books for it seems like forever, and music and DVDs for just about as long.  But,... Read More...

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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Exercise & Health

Here is your chance to start the year fresh with new health & exercise goals. From yoga to Tai Chi and meditation, let the library help with these upcoming programs.

Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner

New venue: Main Library - Science & Technology Terrazzo Area
Monday, February 04: 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Stay active during the cold season and spend your lunch time at Main Library with the smooth, relaxing movements of Tai Chi.

Let's Eat! - Learn to Cook for Yourself

Nordonia Hills Branch Library - Fenton Room
Tuesday, February 05: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
For teens and tweens. One Tuesday a month at 3:30 pm we will get together and create something delicious

Wellness Yoga: Yoga Off the Mat - Gentle Chair Yoga

Nordonia Hills Branch Library - Fenton Room
Tuesday, February 05: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Learn soothing stretches that you can incorporate into your daily life in this gentle yoga series. No mat is needed – stretches are done standing or in a chair.

Energize Your Day

Highland Square Branch Library - Community Room
Wednesday, February 06: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Do you have any stress in your life? Tight muscles or achy joints? Could you use a little more energy? If so, then "Energize Your Day" is for you!

An Introduction to Yoga - An Ancient Way of Life

Richfield Branch Library - Community Room
Saturday, February 09: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn about the history of yoga and begin to discover some tools and practices that you will be able to implement in your life.

Valentine's Day Belly Dancing

Odom Boulevard Branch Library - Community Room
Saturday, February 09: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join instructor Suzanne Irwin as she guides you through a fun belly dancing workout for Valentine’s Day fun.

Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner

Main Library - Science & Technology Patent Alcove
Monday, February 11: 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Stay active during the cold season and spend your lunch time at Main Library with the smooth, relaxing movements of Tai Chi.

Introduction to Meditation

North Hill Branch Library - Community Room
Monday, February 11: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
This 4-week meditation course offers an opportunity to practice and discuss several popular forms of meditation.

Gentle Yoga with Nia

North Hill Branch Library - Community Room
Monday, February 18: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Be led in warm-up and breathing exercises, move through yoga poses with the help of a chair, end sessions with nature sounds and music. Please bring a yoga mat or a beach towel and a water bottle.

Reduce Stress with Adult Coloring

Highland Square Branch Library - Community Room
Wednesday, February 20: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Spend some relaxing time coloring with our community. Choose from a large selection of coloring pages.

Essential Oils 101 - Health and Wellness

Mogadore Branch Library - Community Room
Thursday, February 21: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join Melissa Coy Jones as she explains the many uses of essential oils, from aromatherapy to beauty to health and wellness.