Science Café

Science Café welcomes people who might not normally get involved in scientific discussions. This open event is not an ordinary lecture, it’s a casual and interactive conversation with a scientist on a particular topic.


Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10:30am – 11:30am

Science Café – Influenza

Presented by Dr. Margo Erme
Beware and take care, the dreaded flu season is upon us! Join Dr. Margo Erme, retired Summit County Public Health medical director and communicable disease epidemiologist, as she examines the spread of influenza, how vaccines can help and what can happen when a particularly nasty case takes hold of a population, like the 1918 influenza pandemic.


Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10:30am - 11:30am

A Conversation About Genetics

Presented by Katie Bennett
Join geneticist Katie Bennett for a conversation on gene therapy, genetic engineering, and the emerging field of precision medicine.


Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10:30am - 11:30am

Hands On With eHealth Devices

Presented by Kelli Nikola and Lyndsey Wasio
Learn about the latest way to keep healthy, track your fitness goals, and more with the Consumer Health Information Specialists from Main Library’s Science & Technology division.


Akron Science Café – Science fun and fellowship for adults, but kids like it, too.

Contact the Science & Technology Division at 330-643-9075 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot and receive a list of recommended readings selected by our guest scientists.

Science Café will meet in the Science & Technology Division on the first floor of Main Library.

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