Adult Program

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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to 8:00pm

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.

Paw Fest

09/15/2019 10:00 AM
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Pop-Up Library at Silver Springs Park


Visit the Pop-Up Library at Paw Fest on September 15 from 10 AM-4 PM at Bow Wow Beach Dog Park in Silver Springs Park, 5027 Stow Road.

Totally Rad Ultimate '90s Party

08/21/2019 6:30 PM

Sup?! Do you love everything about the 1990s? We sure do! Bring your homies and join us to celebrate all the super cool things that made growing up in the ‘90s all that and a bag of chips.

Listen to some of the greatest ‘90s jams. Play Name that TV Theme Song and other fun trivia. Experience some the best toys, board games and video games that the ‘90s had to offer. Enjoy a delicious ‘90s snack and beverage. And so much more!

No registration. Just stop in and enjoy the party.

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Aging Tips for Seniors

08/22/2019 7:00 PM

Join Ilona Feinstein, Vice President of Lily Home Care, as she presents Aging Tips for Seniors. Her presentation will cover caring for an ill spouse, elderly driving issues, caring for the caregiver, and more. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Essential Oils: Back-to-School Wellness

08/15/2019 7:00 PM

Get the whole family ready for school with essential oils.  Christina Dawson, doTERRA Wellness Advocate, will discuss how essential oils can help with immune support, focus, and concentration. She will also share how to create hand sanitizers and lice prevention sprays. Learn which oils are best to diffuse while studying and taking tests, and the best oils to defuse in the classroom or daycare.
This presentation is geared towards families, teachers, and school staff members. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Ohio Charm Bracelets: Make It & Take It Craft

08/13/2019 6:00 PM

Make an Ohio charm bracelet during this Make It & Take It Craft Class, led by April, The Sassy Trashionista! Cost of ticket includes all instruction and the materials needed to create a charm bracelet with one Ohio-shaped charm, up to 4 additional charms with your choice of designs or words (over 200 designs and 2 dozen fonts available). Bracelets are made of adjustable surgical stainless steel and charms are available in your choice of different metals and shapes. No experience necessary.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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