Library News

Mini Maker Faire Call for Makers

September 19; Call for Makers July 10-August 22

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The Mini Maker Faire returns to Main Library on September 19. Are you a techie, a tinkerer, an artist, a musician, an inventor, a crafter, a homesteader or a hacker?

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Ohio Chautauqua 2015: Save the Date!

June 23-27, Hardesty Park, Akron Ohio 6:30 pm Musical performance 7:30 pm Scholar presentation

Akron was selected by Ohio Humanities as one of four Ohio cities to host its 17th annual Ohio Chautauqua. On five consecutive nights professional actors will assume the identity of a historical figure to present a one-person show, followed by interaction with the audience.

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Mind, Body & Sole

A reading/wellness experience for the whole family to enjoy. For decades, the Akron-Summit Count Public Library’s annual reading program has made summer reading fun in all of our Library locations.

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After School Snack Program

During the winter and spring of 2014, the Akron-Summit County Public Library, with the support of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, provided healthy after-school snacks (for patrons 18 and younger) at the Highland Square and Odom Branch Libraries.

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Library Recieves Grant

The Library has received a grant from the Knight Foundation to create a Micro Business Center at Main Library. The Microbusiness/Co-working Center will have individual work spaces, room for small meetings, and be outfitted with a variety of equipment and resources for creativity and innovation. The Library anticipates the space will be open for operation late-2015 / early 2016.