Current Programs

Star Wars & Space Exploration

These library programs are out of this world!

For young people:

Green Branch Library
DIY2Go Star Wars: May The 4th Be With You (For Teens)
Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
May the 4th Be With You (For Families)
Friday, May 4, 4 pm

North Hill Branch Library
Star Wars Party (For Tweens and Teens)
Thursday, May 24, 3:30 pm

Portage Lakes Branch Library
TGIF: Star Wars Books (For Teens)
Friday, May 25, 4:30 pm

For space enthusiasts:

Main Library
A Day with the Stars! With Astrophysicist Kevin Manning
Saturday, May 5, 11 am-2 pm

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

Money Smart Week 2018

Mark your calendar for a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Presented in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association.

Saturday, April 21

11 am - 12 pm: Financial Literacy

Kathleen Seminatore, Investigator, Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs, will discuss how to improve your credit score, lower your bills, set up a monthly budget, apply for PIPP and HEAP, avoid scams, and much more.
Meeting Room 2AB.

12:15 - 12:45 pm: Financial Empowerment

Angela Lowery, Manager of the Akron Financial Empowerment Center, will explain FREE one-on-one financial coaching services focused on credit score improvement, debt reduction, increased saving and asset building, and banking access. The Financial Empowerment Center is a program of the City of Akron in partnership with United Way of Summit County.
Meeting Room 2AB.

11 am - 1 pm: SHRED IT!

Use this free on-site paper shredding event to purge financial clutter and other documents and help deter identity theft. Outside Main Library on High Street. Limit: 10 copy paper size boxes or 10 kitchen size trash bags.
Sponsored by Brouse McDowell, LPA.

1 - 2 pm: Helpful Assistance from EANDC

Speaker Holly Calhoun from East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation will speak about possible assistance available for housing, appliances, energy services and even some free things.
Meeting Room 2AB.

Tuesday, April 24

1 - 2 pm: Social Security Benefits

Robert Fenn II, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration, will answer the following questions: What is the quickest way to file benefits? Can you work and still receive benefits? Do you have to file for Medicare? At what age can you file? Can you file on a previous spouse’s record?
Meeting Room 2AB.

3 - 4:30 pm: Protect Yourself Online

Terry Supancic of AARP will discuss AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. Discover what you should never do on public WiFi, how, why and when to get a security freeze on your credit file, and other tips for protecting yourself from fraud and scams in the cyber world.
Meeting Room 2AB.

No registration necessary. For more information contact the Business and Government Division at 330-643-9020 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Author! Author! @ the Library!

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Highland Square Branch Library
Kate Birdsall, THE FLATS
Tuesday, May 22, 6:30 pm

Maple Valley Branch Library
Jewell Jones Poetry Program

Tuesday, April 24, 1:30 pm

Norton Branch Library

Monday, April 23, 6 pm

Richfield Branch Library

Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 pm

And for the author in you…

Green Branch Library
Writing Workshop: More Than Just the Facts. Making Children’s and Teen Nonfiction Fun

Saturday, May 12, 2 pm

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
Monthly Adult Writers' Group
3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Main Library (Meeting Room 1)
Poetry Hour

Saturdays, April 14, May 12, 3 pm

And for young people:

Firestone Park Branch Library
Tween Young Writer’s Workshop (Grades 4-8)

Thursday, April 19, 3:30 pm

Green Branch Library
Teen Writers Club

Tuesday, May 1, 6:30 pm

Richfield Branch Library
Find Your Inner Poet on the Carter-Pedigo Trail

Saturday, May 19, 11 am

Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library
Blackout Poetry & Ransom Note Poetry (for Tweens and Teens)

Thursday, April 26, 3:30 pm

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

Science for Everyone

Maple Valley
Thursday, May 24, 4 pm-Learn about robotics, engineering, and coding!

Tuesday, May 22, 4-5 pm-Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math in a fun way!

Portage Lakes
Saturday, May 19, 1 pm-Explore STEAM with fun games, Easy experiments, and activities for all ages!