Blog

Free Professional Development with Lynda.com

Would you like to brush up on new software? Maybe you would like to become a become a pro at photography, video editing, or producing podcast? Are you looking to grow in your career but don’t have the time or money to attend professional development workshops? Well the library has just the thing for you – Lynda.com is a website offering video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business fields. Best of all, it is free with your library card. Read on to learn about how you can learn new skills for free, at your own pace, from the comfort of your home.

Read more ...

Health & Wellness Research Resources

As Covid 19 spread rapidly across our community, knowing where to turn for authoritative health information became more challenging by the day. We’re here to help you find your way to the very best health and medical information, all for free, whether it’s Covid 19 or a health topic completely unrelated to the current pandemic.

Read more ...

Reentry in Motion: Expedited Pardon Project

The Ohio Governor’s Expedited Pardon Project is designed to speed up the process by which people may receive a pardon. The project was established in collaboration between Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center  at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and the Reentry Clinic at The University of Akron School of Law.

Read more ...

When King Ruled the Small Screen

As fall overtakes summer to chill the air and stretch our nights, maybe like me, you are: a) blessed or burdened with time to binge while urged to stay indoors by the CDC, and b) ready for an eerie miniseries.

Read more ...

New Movies are Back!

Have you noticed that nearly all indoor theaters have reopened in the past few weeks?  A few, including drive-ins, have been opened for months. This means that new, major motion pictures that were originally scheduled for release months ago are now starting to coming out. Here is a selection of films currently playing in local theaters – new and old. Note that many of the new movies are already on order from the Library on Blu-ray and DVD, click on the links to reserve a copy today!

Read more ...

Trauma-Informed Education

Students of all ages are returning to classrooms, both virtually and physically, and teachers are not only managing academic concerns but the emotional and social needs of their students. Akron-Summit County Public Library education databases provide access to informative articles about trauma-informed care and practice in schools that can help educators gain a greater understanding of students' needs after the stressful events of this year.

Read more ...