Historical-Themed Programs

Family History First Thursdays - Genealogy

Thursday, January 02: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Richfield Branch Library
Local genealogist and Richfield resident Rhonda Abrams will help anyone interested in discovering their past. Access to Ancestry.com is free at the Library.

Book Buzz: Nonfiction Book Discussion

Monday, January 13: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday, January 14: 6:00 – 7:00pm
Northwest Akron Branch Library - Community Room
Discuss a nonfiction book! The Radium Girls.

DNA Genetic Genealogy Interest Group

Monday, January 13: 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Computer Lab 2
Explore topics in DNA and genetic genealogy. This group is open to all skill levels and is designed as a forum to help all of us navigate our way through this new science. Registration required.

Web Brown's Political Cartoons of World War II - with Tim Carroll

Thursday, January 23: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library - McDowell Community Room
Local author & historian Tim Carroll presents a visual display of WWII-era political cartoons drawn by Web Brown of the Akron Beacon Journal.

Crowell-Hilaka Richfield Heritage Preserve - Yesterday and Today

Monday, January 27: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Richfield Branch Library - Community Room
Local historian Lynn Richardson discusses the history of the Crowell-Hilaka Heritage Preserve. ​

Book Discussion: A Book Club to Go

Saturday, February 01: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Goodyear Branch Library
No meetings, no deadlines, just some GREAT reads! Discussion questions, read-alike lists, and author information are included with each book. February’s book is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.

Black History Month Read-a-thon

Monday, February 03: All day
Odom Boulevard Branch Library
Celebrate Black History Month by participating in our month-long Read-a-thon. Stop into the library for the read-a-thon prompts and further details!

Mr. Lincoln's Big White House - Abraham Lincoln's life and legacy

Monday, February 03: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tallmadge Branch Library - Community Room
Paul Goebbel discusses Lincoln's residency in Washington D.C. from his inauguration to his assassination in 1865. Learn how Lincoln lived, waged war, and worked to build a government of, by, and for the people.

Reader's Choice Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 05: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Mogadore Branch Library - Community Room
Join us as we discuss The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough.

Ohio's Romantic Tragedies

Wednesday, February 05: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Nordonia Hills Branch Library - Fenton Room
Historian and performer Jim Kleefeld’s Ohio-centric stories of love from the 1920s to 50s have it all – courtship, marriage, heartbreak, death, rekindling, and despair. Registration required.

Love Letters from the Marine Wolf - Author Talk with Michele Makros

Thursday, February 06: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library - McDowell Community Room
Author Michele Makros discusses her book based on letters her father, USAT Marine Wolf Michael Makros Jr, wrote to her mother during WWII, describing the human experience of a wartime ship at sea.

Experience the Underground Railroad

Thursday, February 06: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kenmore Branch Library - Community Room
Join CVNP rangers and costumed characters to explore the dangerous realities, heartbreak, and hope of the Underground Railroad. We will explore the question, “What would you be willing to fight for?”

Connect with Us Socially...