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On-Your-Own Book Club

"The Measure: a novel" by Nikki Erlick

2024-04-01 00:00:00 2024-04-01 23:59:00 America/New_York On-Your-Own Book Club No meetings, no deadlines, no pressure, just good reading! This month’s title is "The Measure: A Novel" by Nikki Erlick. Pick up a copy of the book at the Culture & AV service desk. Main Library - Culture & AV

Monday, April 01
All day

Add to Calendar 2024-04-01 00:00:00 2024-04-01 23:59:00 America/New_York On-Your-Own Book Club No meetings, no deadlines, no pressure, just good reading! This month’s title is "The Measure: A Novel" by Nikki Erlick. Pick up a copy of the book at the Culture & AV service desk. Main Library - Culture & AV

Main Library

Culture & AV

No meetings, no deadlines, no pressure, just good reading! This month’s title is "The Measure: A Novel" by Nikki Erlick. Pick up a copy of the book at the Culture & AV service desk.

Enjoy fiction and nonfiction, large print, and audiobooks. Author information, questions to ponder, and readalikes are included with each book.

Book Summary:

It seems like any other day: You wake up, pour a cup of coffee, and head out. But today when you open your front door, waiting for you is a small wooden box. This box holds your fate inside: the answer to the exact number of years you will live. From suburban doorsteps to desert tents, every person on every continent receives the same box. In an instant, the world is thrust into a collective frenzy. Where did these boxes come from? What do they mean? Is there truth to what they promise? As society comes together and pulls apart, everyone faces the same shocking choice: Do they wish to know how long they'll live? And, if so, what will they do with that knowledge?

"Perfect for book clubs, Erlick's "The Measure" is equal parts charming and thought-provoking. It takes a philosophical question--what if everybody on earth knew exactly how long they had left to live?--and explores, with compassion and pragmatism, how the implications would trickle down into every area of modern life, from politics to intimacy." -- Marie Claire

Readalikes include: "The Immortalists: A Novel" by Chloe Benjamin"The Midnight Library: A Novel" by Matt Haig and "In Five Years: A Novel" by Rebecca Serle.

Main Library

Phone: 330.643.9000
Branch manager
Michael Bianchi

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 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 27 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 28 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Main Library, located in the heart of downtown Akron, combines compelling public space with meaningful and relevant public library services for all members of our community. Since opening in 2004, the downtown library welcomes more than one million visitors each year.

Subject divisions include: Business, Government & Science, Culture & AV, Magazines & Newspapers, Special Collections (local history & genealogy), TechZone@Main, Teen, and a 12,000 square feet Children's Library.

Special services available at Main Library include: a Patent & Trademark Resource Center; U.S. Passport and Notary services; a Microbusiness Center; a Maker Space; a resource lab for early childhood educators; and regularly scheduled computer training classes. Also available at Main Library are more than 125 public access computers, color photocopiers/printers, laminating, scanning, faxing, and free Wi-Fi.

Specialized spaces include a 425-seat auditorium, public meeting rooms, and a used bookstore. An interior glass block walkway leads to a 600-space parking garage owned by the City of Akron. An outdoor amphitheater and landscaped park complete the complex.

Upcoming Events

Mon, Apr 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Tue, Apr 23, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
This event is full

Wed, Apr 24, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room 2AB
This event is full

Wed, Apr 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, Apr 24, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
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Thu, Apr 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Quiet Study Room 1

Thu, Apr 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Apr 25, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room 1

Thu, Apr 25, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Quiet Study Room 1

Thu, Apr 25, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 2AB,Meeting Room 3,Atrium,Auditorium

Thu, Apr 25, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
This event is full

Thu, Apr 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Apr 25, 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Apr 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 2AB

Mon, Apr 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Tue, Apr 30, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
This event is full

Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, May 01, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Thu, May 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, May 02, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, May 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Thu, May 02, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, May 02, 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Fri, May 03, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, May 04, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, May 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Tue, May 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TechZone

Tue, May 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
This event is full

Wed, May 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, May 08, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
This event is full

Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Atrium

Thu, May 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, May 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TechZone

Thu, May 09, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, May 09, 6:15pm - 8:00pm

Fri, May 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Atrium,Auditorium

Sat, May 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Sat, May 11, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Atrium,Auditorium,Garden Trio Corridor,Meeting Room 1,Meeting Room 2AB,Meeting Room 3

Mon, May 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, May 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, May 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom

Wed, May 15, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, May 15, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, May 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, May 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TechZone
Registration opens Thursday, April 25 2024 at 12:00am

Thu, May 16, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, May 16, 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, May 18, 10:00am - 1:30pm
Atrium,Auditorium,Meeting Room 1,Meeting Room 2AB,Meeting Room 3

Sat, May 18, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Atrium,Auditorium

Mon, May 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room

Tue, May 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
This event is full

Wed, May 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, May 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TechZone

Wed, May 22, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full