Current Programs

2018 Akron Sudoku Tournament

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Main Library Meeting Room 2AB, 1-4 pm

Do you Sudoku?

Sudoku enthusiasts compete to complete Sudoku puzzles provided by New York Times editor Will Shortz. The puzzles begin easy and get progressively harder. Prizes are awarded to the top three finalists.

The Tournament:

There are three general rounds, plus a championship round. The rounds are 20 minutes each. The first round will consist of three easy puzzles, the second round will have two medium puzzles, and the third round will be 1 difficult puzzle. When finished (or when time is up), the puzzles are collected and our judges score them. The three finalists (top three cumulative scores) are announced after the third round. They then compete in the championship round with the most challenging Sudoku puzzle on the auditorium stage.

It is free to participate. Meeting Room door opens at noon. Parking in the High/Market deck is free on Saturday.

For adults ages 18 and over, please. Registration requested e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 330-643-9015.

Event Flyer:


October can be a Scary Month

Main Library
Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits
Saturday, October 6, 10:30 am

Spooky, Hands-On Science Café
Learn how to make a ghost fly, a vacuum cannon go Boom! Ooblecks, and more. Learn more about this program.
Saturday, October 27, 10:30 am

Ellet Branch Library
Tales from Beyond
Tuesday, October 23, 6 pm

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library
Monsters are Universal: Silver Screams in Hollywood’s Golden Age
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 pm

Goodyear Branch Library
Scared Silly
Tuesday, October 30, 12:30 pm

Green Branch Library
The Vampire Talk
Thursday, October 11, 6:30 pm

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
The Spirits Speak - Thursday, October 4, 7 pm
Monsters are Universal: Silver Screams in Hollywood’s Golden Age - Thursday, October 18, 7 pm

Norton Branch Library
Ghost Stories of the Civil War - Monday, October 15, 6 pm
Tarot Card - Thursday, October 18, 6 pm

Odom Branch Library
Halloween Fun with Psychic Medium Laura Lyn
Saturday, October 27, 2 pm

Portage Lakes Branch Library
The Spirits Speak: An oral Presentation and Display of Antique Spirit Artifacts
Wednesday, October 17, 6 pm

Find out more about these programs by visiting our Events calendar today.

Join us for On the Table Greater Akron

Your Voice Matters.

Join us for On the Table Greater Akron on Wednesday, October 3. Please call to register for an On The Table conversation at a library branch near you!

Ellet Branch Library
2470 E. Market St., Akron
1 pm
6 pm (For Teens)

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library
3101 Smith Rd., Akron
10:30 am
2:30 pm

Goodyear Branch Library
60 Goodyear Blvd., Akron
12:30 pm

Green Branch Library
4046 Massillon Rd., Uniontown
12:30 pm

Highland Square Branch Library
807 W. Market St., Akron
6 pm

Kenmore Branch Library
969 Kenmore Blvd., Akron
1 pm

Maple Valley Branch Library
1187 Copley Rd., Akron
1:30 pm
3 pm (For School-Aged Children)
3:30 pm (For Teens)

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
9458 Olde Eight Rd., Northfield
12:30 pm

Northwest Akron Branch Library
1720 Shatto Ave., Akron
1 pm

Norton Branch Library
3930 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd., Norton
10 am

Odom Branch Library
600 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron
3 pm (For Teens)
6 pm

Portage Lakes Branch Library
4261 Manchester Rd., Akron
10:30 am

Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library
1500 Canton Rd., Akron
3:30 pm

Event Flier

On The Table Flier 2018

With attendance at an On The Table event, adult participants are granting permission to be photographed/videotaped by the Akron Community Foundation and the Akron-Summit County Public Library.