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    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 7PM
    SAM QUINONES

    Join Summit County in welcoming Sam Quinones, author of the highly-praised book Dreamland, The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.

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    THE MAIN EVENT
    GEORGE SAUNDERS

    Spend an evening with one of America's most acclaimed writers, author of the New York Times Number One Bestseller LINCOLN IN THE BARDO.

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    LIBRARY SCENE
    HIGHLAND SQUARE

    In Library Scene, our Highland Square library staff talks about the spaces where patrons come to write, read, think and learn.

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    CHURCH & STATE
    GENEALOGY RESEARCH

    The Special Collections Division present Sunny McClellan Morton and Chris Staats to address this topic on Saturday, April 1 from 9:30 - 4 pm at Main Library.

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    BEGINNING
    BEEKEEPING

    Aspiring beekeepers, get the information you need to get started at these upcoming Library programs.

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NEW & NOTABLE

Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

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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

System-Wide Outage
Published: March 28, 2017
The Akron-Summit County Public Library is currently experiencing a system-wide outage that affects the following public... Read More...
Main Library Presents “an Evening With George Saunders” on April 6 at 7pm
Published: February 22, 2017
The Main Event Speaker Series, a popular author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts,... Read More...
One Hour Free Parking Restored at Main Library
Published: February 10, 2017
The Akron-Summit County Public Library has reached an agreement with the City of Akron concerning parking for Main Library... Read More...

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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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Resources

Ready to get started? Below we've provided links to Akron-Summit County Public Library books, magazines and databases to help support you during your Mind, Body & Sole journey this summer. A downloadable list of our Mind, Body & Sole 2016 summer reading program resources is also available.

Books

Picture Books for Children

Hop, Hop, Jump!
by Lauren Thompson

Jo Macdonald Hiked in the Woods
by Mary Quattlebaum

Mr. Putter & Tabby Run the Race
by Cynthia Rylant

Pond Walk
by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Stretch
by Doreen Cronin & Scott Menchin

You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses
by Tae-Eun Yoo

Non-Fiction Books for Children

303 Tween-Approved Exercises and Active Games by Kimberly Wechsler

Yoga for children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises, and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, and More Resilient Children Lisa Flynn

Get Moving Mari C. Schuh

Cool Exercise: Healthy & Fun Ways to Get Your Body Moving by Colleen Dolphin

Up, Down, Move Around : Nutrition and Motor Skills : Active Learning for Preschoolers by Deborah Kayton Michals

Juvenile Audio

Exercise Party: Stretchin’ and Jumpin’ Songs for Young Children

Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhymes for Modern Times by Jim Gill

Books for Teens

Yoga for Your Mind and Body: A Teenage Practice For a Healthy, Balanced Life
by Rebecca Rissman

The World of CrossFit
by Pete DiPrimio

Zumba Fitness
by Michelle Medlock Adams

Books for Adults

Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts of the Natural World
by Julia Rothman

Healing Walks for Hard Times: Quiet Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Get Your Life Back
by Carolyn Scott Kortge

How to Keep a Naturalist's Notebook
by Susan Leigh Tomlinson

How To Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love With Nature
by Scott D. Sampson

The Practical Naturalist: Explore the Wonders of the Natural World
Edited by Martha Evatt, Laura Palosuo, Cressida Tuson

ChiWalking: The Five Mindful Steps for Lifelong Health and Energy
by Danny Dreyer

Magazines

Magazines are a great resource for finding more information on health, walking, and exercise. The Akron-Summit County Public Library offers a large selection of both print and digital publications.

* Also available as digital magazines through Zinio on the Library's catalog website

Databases

Health and wellness databases offer unique insight and provide interesting articles that you may find helpful as you begin your Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program.