Library Programs

Magician Programs

Mind, Body & Sole - Magician Michael Mage

Ellet Branch Library - Community Room
Monday, June 10: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Age group:  
Tween, Teen, School Age (Grades K-2), School Age (Grades 3-5), Preschool, Family
Michael Mage: interactive magician with laughs for young and old!

Mind, Body & Sole - Magician Michael Mage

Ellet Branch Library - Community Room
Monday, June 10: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Age group:  
Tween, Teen, School Age (Grades K-2), School Age (Grades 3-5), Preschool, Family
Michael Mage: interactive magician with laughs for young and old.

Mind, Body & Sole – The Great Kaplan

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library - McDowell Community Room
Tuesday, June 11: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Age group:  
School Age (Grades K-2), School Age (Grades 3-5), Family
Illusion, music, juggling, and comedy collide in this program. Space is limited. Pick up a free ticket up to 30 minutes before each performance.

Mind, Body & Sole – Magician David Anthony

Goodyear Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, June 11: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Age group:  
Tween, School Age (Grades K-2), School Age (Grades 3-5), Preschool, Family
Enjoy this magic show jam-packed with laughter, fun, and excitement from this Ohio magician who started his love of magic when he was five years old. Large groups, please call ahead.

Mind, Body & Sole - Magician Rick Smith, Jr.

Mogadore Branch Library - Community Room
Wednesday, June 12: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Age group:  
Tween, Toddler, Teen, Preschool, Family
Make Wednesdays your family fun days! Join the Mogadore Branch Library for some summer fun and entertainment. This week our special guest is Magician Rick Smith, Jr!

Mind, Body & Sole - Magician Rick Smith, Jr.

Mogadore Branch Library - Community Room
Wednesday, June 12: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Age group:  
Tween, Toddler, Teen, Preschool, Family
Make Wednesdays your family fun days! Join the Mogadore Branch Library for some summer fun and entertainment. This week our special guest is Magician Rick Smith, Jr!

Mind, Body & Sole - Magician David Anthony

North Hill Branch Library - Community Room
Wednesday, June 12: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Age group:  
School Age (Grades K-2), School Age (Grades 3-5), Family
Enjoy magic and illusions!

Mind, Body & Sole - The Great Kaplan

Norton Branch Library - Community Room
Thursday, June 13: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Age group:  
Family
The Great Kaplan juggling, magic, and illusion show

Mind, Body & Sole – Magician Rick Smith Jr.

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library - McDowell Community Room
Tuesday, June 18: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Age group:  
School Age (Grades K-2), School Age (Grades 3-5), Family
A world record holder and illusionist. He will knock your socks off with his exciting show! Space is limited. Pick up a free ticket up to 30 minutes before each performance.

Mind, Body & Sole – Magician David Anthony

Odom Boulevard Branch Library - Community Room
Wednesday, June 19: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Age group:  
Tween, Teen, School Age (Grades K-2), School Age (Grades 3-5), Preschool, Family
Enjoy this magic show jam-packed with laughter, fun, and excitement.

Mind, Body & Sole - Magician Rick Smith Jr.

Richfield Branch Library - Community Room
Wednesday, June 19: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Age group:  
Toddler, School Age (Grades K-2), School Age (Grades 3-5), Preschool, Family
Be amazed by the magic of Rick Smith Jr., a world record holder and illusionist.

Mind, Body & Sole - Magician Jason Alan

Kenmore Branch Library - Community Room
Thursday, June 20: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Age group:  
Tween, Toddler, Teen, School Age (Grades K-2), School Age (Grades 3-5), Preschool, Family
See the fascinating magic of Jason Alan and prepare to be amazed!

Mind, Body & Sole - Magician Rick Smith Jr.

Maple Valley Branch Library - Community Room
Thursday, June 20: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Age group:  
Tween, Teen, School Age (Grades K-2), School Age (Grades 3-5), Preschool, Family, Adults
Rick Smith Jr. returns with his signature style card tricks and illusions!

Mind, Body & Sole - Magician Jason Alan

Firestone Park Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, June 25: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Age group:  
School Age (Grades K-2), School Age (Grades 3-5), Preschool, Family, Baby
Prepare to be amazed by Magician Jason Alan!

Mind, Body & Sole - Magician Rick Smith, Jr.

Main Library - Children's Library Programming Room
Wednesday, June 26: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Age group:  
School Age (Grades K-2), School Age (Grades 3-5)
Magician Rick Smith will awe and amaze you with his sleight-of-hand and unexpected magic tricks. Groups of 10 or more, please call the Children's Library at 330-643-9050 to register.

Mind, Body & Sole - Comedy Juggler Matt Jergens

Maple Valley Branch Library - Community Room
Thursday, June 27: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Age group:  
Tween, School Age (Grades K-2), School Age (Grades 3-5), Family, Adults
Here to astound you and make you laugh, Matt Jergens blends comedy and juggling for a one of a kind performance to be enjoyed by children of all ages.

Space Programs

50th Anniversary of Apollo 11's Historic Moon Landing - A classic story of American ingenuity

Main Library - Auditorium
Monday, July 15: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us in the Auditorium for a Live Webcast Event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NASA Apollo 11 Mission - the space-flight that landed the first two astronauts on the Moon.

Mind, Body & Sole: Teen Tuesdays @ 2

Norton Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, July 16: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stomp Rockets-Join us and participate in the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Global Rocket Launch Challenge. 

Mind, Body & Sole - Space STEM Series

Northwest Akron Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, July 16: 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Ever wondered if you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Ponder about STEM challenges geared towards space in this Space STEM Series. You do not need to attend in sequence. For grades 4-8.

Teen Program - Teen Time: Green Screen Adventures

Portage Lakes Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, July 16: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Have you ever wanted to land on the moon or soar through the air like a rocket? Spend the afternoon at Portage Lake’s Portable Green Screen Studio. Leave with an out of this world photo!

Mind, Body & Sole: Space Cadets Story Time

Norton Branch Library - Community Room
Wednesday, July 17: 10:30am - 11:15am
Soar into a universe of stories with stories, games, and crafts.

Jr Science Day: Astronaut Edition

Goodyear Branch Library - Community Room
Wednesday, July 17: 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Explore outer space with fun activities for young children. This program is for children ages 4 – 9.

Story Time: My Best Friend is an Alien

Main Library - Children's Library Programming Room
Saturday, July 20: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Stories and fun featuring aliens from outer space. Design your own alien friend.

Story Time - Aliens Invade!

Maple Valley Branch Library - Community Room
Saturday, July 20: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Take the kids into outer space -- or to the Maple Valley Branch Library for story time about aliens. We will create our very own aliens to take home and enjoy an intergalactic snack!

Mind, Body & Sole - Ozobot Challenge

Odom Boulevard Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, July 23: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn about Ozobots and create a challenging spacey course to race them on.

Mind, Body & Sole: Out of This World Summer Reading Finale

Main Library - Children's Library Programming Room
Wednesday, July 24: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
A final blast off for the summer of fun, space-themed activities to fuel your rockets. Groups of 10 or more, please call to register.

Friday Fun Day - Space Rocks

Ellet Branch Library - Community Room
Friday, July 26: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Paint your own little meteor to keep or hide somewhere in this galaxy.  For kids grades K-5.

A Special Builders' Club

Main Library - Children's Library Programming Room
Saturday, July 27: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grades K to 6: Come to this special Builder’s Club and make your own space-tacular rocket ship!

Mind, Body & Sole - Space STEM Series

Northwest Akron Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, July 30: 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Ever wondered if you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Ponder about STEM challenges geared towards space in this Space STEM Series. You do not need to attend in sequence. For grades 4-8.

Get Wild with Mind, Body and Sole

Mind, Body & Sole - Family Summer Fun with Jungle Bob's Amazing Animal Show

Ellet Branch Library - Community Room
Monday, July 15: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Jungle Bob: Amazing Animal Show Monday, July 15, 11 am AND 2 pm

Mind, Body & Sole - Family Summer Fun with Jungle Bob's Amazing Animal Show

Ellet Branch Library - Community Room
Monday, July 15: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jungle Bob: Amazing Animal Show Monday, July 15, 11 am AND 2 pm

Mind, Body & Sole - Outback Ray

Goodyear Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, July 16: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Special double shows at 11 am and 1 pm. Large groups, please call ahead.

Mind, Body & Sole - Outback Ray

Goodyear Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, July 16: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Special double shows at 11 am and 1 pm. Large groups, please call ahead.

Mind, Body & Sole - Outback Ray

Kenmore Branch Library - Community Room
Thursday, July 18: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Join us for an interesting afternoon of animal fun!

Mind, Body & Sole: Akron Zoo

Green Branch Library - Community Room
Wednesday, July 24: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Akron Zoo is coming to you! Free tickets will be available 30 minutes before the program.

Mind, Body & Sole: Akron Zoo

Green Branch Library - Community Room
Wednesday, July 24: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Akron Zoo is coming to you! Free tickets will be available 30 minutes before the program.

Mind, Body & Sole - Akron Zoo

Northwest Akron Branch Library - Community Room
Thursday, July 25: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Akron Zoo is coming to Northwest Akron and bringing animals for this educational and fascinating program.

 

Teen Programs

Mind, Body & Sole - Teen Volunteer Orientation

Northwest Akron Branch Library
Saturday, June 01: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us as a Mind, Body & Sole summer reading volunteer. Attendance is mandatory if you wish to be considered a volunteer at Northwest Akron Branch Library this summer.

Summer Volunteer Orientation

Goodyear Branch Library
Monday, June 03: 11:00am - 12:30pm
If you are a teen (12-18), and would like to volunteer at Goodyear Branch Library this summer, you must attend an orientation. There are only 10 spaces available, so register early.

Mind, Body & Sole - Teen Volunteer Orientation

Northwest Akron Branch Library
Monday, June 03: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us as a Mind, Body & Sole summer reading volunteer. Attendance is mandatory if you wish to be considered a volunteer at Northwest Akron Branch Library this summer.

Teen Program - Rockin' Photo Holders

Kenmore Branch Library
Tuesday, June 04: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cool off in the library and create a photo holder to hold your favorite summer pictures! Open to grades 6-12.

Family Tie-Dye Tuesday

Firestone Park Branch Library
Tuesday, June 04: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tie dye your own t-shirt!

Mind, Body & Sole - Teen Tuesdays @ 2

Norton Branch Library
Tuesday, June 04: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Out of this world crafts

Teen Program - Sci-Fi Gaming Day

Main Library
Tuesday, June 04: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Board games, trivia and far out fun--as in far out in outer space—are in store for us this afternoon.

Mind, Body & Sole - Teen Volunteer Orientation

Northwest Akron Branch Library
Tuesday, June 04: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us as a Mind, Body & Sole summer reading volunteer. Attendance is mandatory if you wish to be considered a volunteer at Northwest Akron Branch Library this summer.

Teen Writers Club

Green Branch Library
Tuesday, June 04: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
We eat junk food and talk writing. No stress, just support and sharing the writing experience.

Summer Volunteer Orientation

Goodyear Branch Library
Wednesday, June 05: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
If you are a teen (12-18), and would like to volunteer at Goodyear Branch Library this summer, you must attend an orientation.

Mind, Body & Sole - Teen Writing Wednesdays

Northwest Akron Branch Library
Wednesday, June 05: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet with fellow teen writers to hone writing skills, complete fun writing exercises, and share your work. For 9th-12th graders.

Teen Tween Program - Teen Tween Art Classes

Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library
Wednesday, June 05: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Classes will provide five different mixed-media art experiences with acrylic paint, oil pastels, stencils, collage materials, charcoal, and inks on canvas and paper. Registration begins June 1, 2019.

Mind, Body & Sole - Glass Mosaics with Leona

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library
Thursday, June 06: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Teens and Tweens will be creating a glass mosaic mandala on a 6 to 8 inch round mirror. All materials are provided along with suggested designs. Register in person, by phone, or online.

Teen Program - Pancake Science

Ellet Branch Library
Thursday, June 06: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grades 6-12. Fluffy pancakes aren't just tasty, they happen through science. We provide the griddle and ingredients to explore chemical reactions, you come hungry and ready to learn while we eat.

Teen Cafe - Marshmallow Catapult

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
Thursday, June 06: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Construct a catapult and see how accurate it is.

Teen Program - Cork Planters

Highland Square Branch Library
Friday, June 07: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
We'll use corks and magnets to create a tiny planter that can be attached to a refrigerator or any other steel surface. These tiny planters can liven up any odd place a magnet can hold them.

ACT Practice Exam

Northwest Akron Branch Library
Saturday, June 08: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Take a practice test under realistic testing conditions. Register here: https://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/429737

Teen Program - Volunteen Time

Portage Lakes Branch Library
Saturday, June 08: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The library is looking for eager volunteers in grades 5-12 to assist with summer reading activities on select dates.

Teens Do Something - Volunteer Hours

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
Monday, June 10: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us to make library decorations, clean shelves, and make toys for Akron Children’s Hospital. Any questions please ask Miss Sue.

Teen Program - Dungeons & Dragons - Role Playing

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
Monday, June 10: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Join our quest at your own peril! For more information, please ask Mistress Sue.

Teen Program - Marble Run Challenge

Kenmore Branch Library
Tuesday, June 11: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Spend time with your friends and construct a marble run! There will be prizes for the most creative! Open to grades 6-12.

Mind, Body & Sole - Movie Matinee

Maple Valley Branch Library
Tuesday, June 11: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Bumblebee (PG-13)(114 min). Watch a movie and have fun using our green screen!

Teen Program - Teen Time: Design a Constellation Contest

Portage Lakes Branch Library
Tuesday, June 11: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Spend the afternoon creating a galaxy of stars to help decorate the teen window. Using creative materials and art supplies, customize your personal constellation.

Mind, Body & Sole - Teen Tuesdays @ 2

Norton Branch Library
Tuesday, June 11: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Take a trip to the moon using Google Expeditions and virtual reality.

Teen Program - Teens In Space

Main Library
Tuesday, June 11: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Make a cool galaxy t-shirt with bleach, play some Sci-Fi trivia and enjoy some galactic treats. T-shirts and supplies provided. For ages 11 to 18.

Vinyl Revival - Listen to full length albums and join the discussion

Tallmadge Branch Library
Tuesday, June 11: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Take the time to enjoy full-length albums front to back, and share your thoughts with other vinyl addicts from the area.

Teen DIY Summer Snack Factory

Green Branch Library
Tuesday, June 11: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Make some delicious summer snacks to go. Please register in person, by phone, or online.

Mind, Body & Sole - Art Journaling

Richfield Branch Library
Wednesday, June 12: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Local art studio Pink Velvet Studios will teach us how to express ourselves through art journaling using drawing, painting, and collage techniques. Create a visual journal uniquely yours.

Cookbook Club

Green Branch Library
Wednesday, June 12: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us each month as we pick a theme and prepare dishes to share.

Teen Program - K-Pop Celebration

Ellet Branch Library
Thursday, June 13: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Grades 6-12. Share your love for K-Pop with fellow fans! Dance the afternoon away with music, watch videos, and win prizes. Snacks provided.

Teen Cafe - Cards & Snacks

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
Thursday, June 13: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Play cards while enjoying snacks.

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