Adult Program

The Chardon Polka Band

01/21/2020 7:00 PM

This family-friendly program is back by popular demand! Come see a polka band with attitude. The Chardon Polka Band breathes new life into the polka genre with their offbeat antics and one-of-kind style. Performing polka favorites with new energy and excitement, this is a great concert for polka aficionados and non-polka-fans alike. The Chardon Polka Band plays traditional polkas, but sometimes morphs into modern renditions of the same songs. The band’s range of style is as eccentric as its members.

Calligraphy & Hand Lettering for Beginners

11/21/2019 6:30 PM

Back by Popular Demand!  Join us for an introduction to modern hand lettering with Katie Uher from ALittleAfterNine. This workshop is for beginners and covers the basics of lettering with brush markers. You will be provided with two specialty markers, a custom created workbook, and 1.5 hours of expert instruction. This program is paid for in part by the Friends of the Library.

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. 

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