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The Portage Lakes: A Flowing History

2024-03-11 18:30:00 2024-03-11 19:30:00 America/New_York The Portage Lakes: A Flowing History Unearth tidbits about the wonderful waterbodies in your own backyard as you discover the fascinating and flowing history of the Portage Lakes. Presented by the Summit Soil Water Conservation District. Portage Lakes Branch Library - Community Room

Monday, March 11
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-11 18:30:00 2024-03-11 19:30:00 America/New_York The Portage Lakes: A Flowing History Unearth tidbits about the wonderful waterbodies in your own backyard as you discover the fascinating and flowing history of the Portage Lakes. Presented by the Summit Soil Water Conservation District. Portage Lakes Branch Library - Community Room

Unearth tidbits about the wonderful waterbodies in your own backyard as you discover the fascinating and flowing history of the Portage Lakes. Presented by the Summit Soil Water Conservation District.

The tale of the Portage Lakes is overflowing with intriguing insights!

Indulge yourself in the natural and artificial history of the region, engaging in topics such as their creation due to glacial activity, the morphing and meandering of the lakes and channels that connect them, and the construction of synthetic lakes to suit the needs of the public.

Learn about the clever use of the lakes for transportation by the Native Americans, sparking the area’s namesake, and the water’s importance in the prosperousness of the surrounding townships. Questions and personal histories involving the Portage Lakes are welcomed and encouraged!

Check out the Summit Soil & Water Conservation display in the lobby of Portage Lakes Branch Library from March until May.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Nature & Outdoors | History | Education |

TAGS: | local history |

Portage Lakes Branch Library

portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
Phone: 330.644.7050
Branch manager
Cheryl Luck

Hours
Mon, Apr 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Apr 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 24 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 25 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 26 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 27 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 28 Closed

About the branch

It's not unusual for customers to take a few moments out of their busy day to relax and read in the comfortable chairs beside the Portage Lakes Branch Library's large windows, enjoying the natural light and the beautiful views of flora and fauna. Visitors from surrounding communities—Coventry, New Franklin, Green, Clinton, Canal Fulton, Barberton, and Massillon—join local residents in visiting the Portage Lakes Branch Library to enjoy NatureConnect, learning-through-play and storytime programming, crafting opportunities, book discussions, arts and history informational programming, and more.

With rich book, music, and movie resources, Portage Lakes Branch Library has something for everyone of every age. Computers, WiFi, printing, copying, scanning, and faxing round out the services available at the Portage Lakes Branch Library, making it a one-stop spot for all your learning, business, and entertainment needs and interests.

Upcoming Events

Tue, Apr 23, 10:30am - 11:15am
Community Room

Wed, Apr 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Community Room

Thu, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Community Room

Thu, Apr 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Community Room

Sat, Apr 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room

Sat, Apr 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Community Room

Tue, Apr 30, 10:30am - 11:15am
Community Room

Tue, Apr 30, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Community Room

Tue, Apr 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room

Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Community Room

Thu, May 02, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Thu, May 02, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room

Sat, May 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room

Sat, May 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Community Room

Thu, May 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Community Room

Sat, May 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Community Room
Registration opens Saturday, April 27 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, May 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room

Mon, May 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Community Room

Tue, May 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room
Registration opens Monday, April 29 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, May 21, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Community Room