Games & Puzzles

With colder weather, our thoughts turn to indoor pursuits. Come try your hand at our many game and puzzle events – a great way to beat the chill and meet new friends!

A Mystery Experience at Bryce Canyon

Portage Lakes Branch
Thursday, December 27: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
We’ve received a mysterious package in the mail with a compelling mystery inside. Part story, part game, all interactive – join us for an afternoon of fun.

Family Game Day - Games for all ages

Mogadore Branch
Wednesday, January 02: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
All kinds of games. Life-Size Checkers and Memory, and classic board and card games.

Teen Creative Space

Odom Boulevard Branch
Wednesdays, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Join us each Wednesday at 3:15 to play board games, video games, or work on a creative project

Winter Break Warm Ups

Maple Valley Branch
Thursday, January 03: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Warm up with some Winter Break fun!

Puzzled at the Library

Portage Lakes Branch
Thursday, January 03: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
We work together to complete new, challenging puzzles with friends.

Winter Break Fun - Wii Sports

Main Library - Children's Library
Monday, January 07: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Compete with your friends on our Wii gaming system.

Pokemon Club

Green Branch
Monday, January 07: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Monthly kid’s club to discuss Pokemon.

Teen Trivia

Odom Boulevard Branch
Tuesday, January 08: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Teens and Tweens are invited to compete against each other in a kooky technology based trivia game. Bring your smartphone, tablet, or Chromebook to join in and play.

Game Days - Board Game fun!

Portage Lakes Branch
Tuesday, January 08: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Try some new board and card games or bring your own to share! For grades K – 8.

Puzzle Pizzazz Time - Puzzles for adults

Goodyear Branch
Thursday, January 10: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
If you like word searches, dot-to-dots, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, brain-teasers, etc., then stop on in!

Adult Recess - Playtime for Adults

Goodyear Branch
Monday, January 14: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Adults, join us to play at the Library and have some good old FUN again! Second Monday of each month. Groups of three or more must register in advance.

Teen Lounge

Mogadore Branch
Tuesday, January 15: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Stop in to spend time with your friends, enjoy snacks, try new activities, and play video games, in a place that’s just for teens.

Game Night - After school games

Kenmore Branch
Wednesday, January 16: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
We have board games, cards, playdoh, and toys. Or, bring in your favorite game from home!

Wii Gaming - After school games

Kenmore Branch
Thursday, January 17: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hang out in the community room and have some gaming fun with your friends!

Coding Club

Main Library - Children's Library
Thursday, January 17: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Grades 2 to 6: Learn how to write code, design games, and more! Third Thursdays. Space is limited; registration required.

Game Time

Nordonia Hills Branch
Saturday, January 19: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Meet and join in with players of various games including chess, board and Euro games, role-playing games, mah-jongg, war games, and regular and trading card games. All ages welcome.

Super Bowl Party - For Teens and Tweens

Maple Valley Branch
Tuesday, January 22: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Play Madden with your friends! Registration is requested for this program. Space is limited.

Rock 'n Roll Bingo

Green Branch
Wednesday, January 23: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Try Bingo with music

Virtual Escape Room Part 2

North Hill Branch
Thursday, January 24: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Use the clues and work together to piece together the information that will unlock each floor of this virtual escape room. Grades 4-12.

Play MahJong

Portage Lakes Branch
Saturday, January 26: 10:30am - 12:30pm
All those interested in playing this game, both novice and seasoned players, are welcome.

Puzzle Day - For Teens and Tweens

Maple Valley Branch
Tuesday, January 29: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Today is National Puzzle Day! There will be all kinds of puzzles for you to try.

Teen Time - Wii Gaming Day

Portage Lakes Branch
Tuesday, January 29: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Work off your winter blues as we play Wii. Play the library’s games or bring your own games to play. All Wii games must be T rated or lower.

Super (Nacho) Bowl Party

Tallmadge Branch
Thursday, January 31: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Enjoy food and games in celebration of the upcoming game.

Teen Lounge

Mogadore Branch
Tuesday, February 05: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Stop in to spend time with your friends, enjoy snacks, try new activities, and play video games.

Play MahJong on Thursdays

Portage Lakes Branch
Thursday, February 07: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
All those interested in playing this game, both novice and seasoned players, are welcome.

Wii Gaming - After school games

Kenmore Branch
Thursday, February 07: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hang out in the community room and have some gaming fun with your friends!

Pokemon Club

Green Branch
Monday, February 11: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Monthly kid’s club to discuss Pokemon.

Random Fandom - Superheroes

Northwest Akron Branch
Tuesday, February 12: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for a geek-friendly program series that features your favorite fandom in pop culture (movies, books, gaming, and TV shows). For 4th-12th graders on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Puzzle Pizzazz Time - Puzzles for adults

Goodyear Branch
Thursday, February 14: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
If you like word searches, dot-to-dots, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, brain-teasers, etc., then stop on in!

STEAM: Minecraft Creative Build-Off

Main Library - Children's Library
Monday, February 18: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grades 3 to 6: Put your building skills to the test for a chance to win prizes! Space is limited; registration requested.

Teen Lounge

Mogadore Branch
Tuesday, February 19: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Stop in to spend time with your friends, enjoy snacks, try new activities, and play video games, in a place that’s just for teens.

Game Night - After school games

Kenmore Branch
Wednesday, February 20: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
We have board games, cards, playdoh, and toys. Or, bring in your favorite game from home!

Coding Club

Main Library - Children's Library
Thursday, February 21: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Grades 2 to 6: Learn how to write code, design games, and more! Third Thursdays. Space is limited; registration required.

Chocolate Olympics

Maple Valley Branch
Saturday, February 23: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for challenges, games, and trivia featuring everyone’s favorite sweet treat.

Teen Time

Goodyear Branch
Tuesday, February 26: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
For ages 13-18. Grab a friend and join us for weekly fun & games…and a little bit of seriousness, too!

Monopoly Madness - For Teens and Tweens

Maple Valley Branch
Tuesday, February 26: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Do not pass go! Play all types of Monopoly games.


To learn more about programs like this, please visit our online calendar.

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