Adult Program

Fei-Fei in Concert

11/19/2019 7:00 PM

Praised for her “bountiful gifts and passionate immersion into the music she touches” (The Plain Dealer), Chinese pianist Fei-Fei is a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and a finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She continues to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences with her passion and winning stage presence. Experience her stunning performance at the library on Tuesday, November 19 at 7 PM.

Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know

10/24/2019 7:00 PM

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer after skin cancer and the leading cause of death of women in the United States, second to lung cancer. Join Sharon Inzetta RN, MS, as she gives her presentation on breast cancer basics. Sharon is the RN Coordinator of Breast Health at Summa Health Systems - Akron Campus. During her presentation, Sharon will discuss cancer statistics, risk factors, and prevention methods. She will also discuss early detection and imaging for breast cancer screening, and review breast anatomy and the types of breast cancer.

Teen Author Awards & Meet the Author

11/09/2019 1:00 PM
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Celebrate our local teen authors at this awards reception for the winners of our Teen Creative Writing Contest

Tech Talk Series: Facebook Privacy and Security

09/05/2019 7:00 PM

Join us for the first class in our new Tech Talk series: Facebook Privacy and Security. Facebook users will learn how to adjust privacy settings and some tips on how to keep your information safe. You must already be using a current Facebook account to attend. Seating is limited: Registration begins at 9 AM on Monday, August 5. To register, call (330) 688-3295 ext. 4 or visit

Acme Community Cashback

08/08/2019 (All day)

Please start collecting your Acme Fresh Market receipts. Over the years, your receipts have generated over $16,000 for the library!  Thank you for helping us add books to our library.   A collection box for receipts is located near the Circulation Desk.    

Avengers Day

11/02/2019 1:00 PM
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Marvel Cinematic Universe fun for all ages!

Join us as the Avengers assemble to defeat Thanos and reclaim the Infinity Gauntlet at SMFPL on Saturday, November 2 from 1-4 PM.

Drawing 101

09/19/2019 6:30 PM
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Think you can’t draw? Think again! Instructor Billie Moore will lead a beginner’s drawing course that will leave you feeling confident. This program is free and supplies are provided by the Friends of the Library.

About the instructor: Billie Moore was a high school art educator for 35 years and formerly taught at Hudson High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and a Master of Arts degree from Nova Southeastern University.

World War II Akron

09/10/2019 7:00 PM

Local author Tim Carroll talks about and signs copies of his new book, World War II Akron. Carroll’s book examines how the men and women of Akron played their own unique part in the epic struggle of World War II, both at home and abroad. 

What's New with the River?

09/03/2019 6:30 PM

What’s New with the River?  Cleaning Up the Cuyahoga and Celebrating Our Success

This summer marked the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River catching on fire. Join Arrye Rosser, as she presents the success and progress of the river today. Arrye is the Natural Resources Chair at League of Women Voters of the Akron Area. Registration begins at 9 AM on Monday, August 5. To register, call (330) 688-3295 ext. 4 or visit This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Blueprint for Self-Publishing

09/30/2019 4:00 PM
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Are you an aspiring author? Or do you desire to develop your own publishing company? Join the experts from TKI Publishing as they share their step-by-step publishing process. During this 4-hour workshop, you will learn about the self-publishing process, from the brainstorming phase to the printing. The goal of this workshop is to equip you with the knowledge, resources, and information you’ll need to get started and to complete a written manuscript. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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