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Northwest Akron's Speculative Fiction Group

Ancient Shores, by Jack McDevitt

2024-07-11 18:00:00 2024-07-11 19:00:00 America/New_York Northwest Akron's Speculative Fiction Group A welcoming place where readers share their love of speculative fiction through a lively conversation about a pre-read title. Northwest Akron Branch Library - Conference Room

Thursday, July 11
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-11 18:00:00 2024-07-11 19:00:00 America/New_York Northwest Akron's Speculative Fiction Group A welcoming place where readers share their love of speculative fiction through a lively conversation about a pre-read title. Northwest Akron Branch Library - Conference Room

A welcoming place where readers share their love of speculative fiction through a lively conversation about a pre-read title.

Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.836.1081.

This is a group for speculative fiction fans (science fiction/fantasy) who would like to read and discuss genre literature. Each month we'll have a discussion about a book, either a new release or an older book (but ideally something that most people haven't read yet), that we've read before meeting.

For July we are reading: "Ancient Shores" by Jack McDevitt.

"It turned up in a North Dakota wheat field: a triangle, like a shark's fin, sticking up from the black loam. Tom Lasker did what any farmer would have done. He dug it up. And discovered a boat, made of a fiberglass-like material with an utterly impossible atomic number. What it was doing buried under a dozen feet of prairie soil two thousand miles from any ocean, no one knew. True, Tom Lasker's wheat field had once been on the shoreline of a great inland sea, but that was a long time ago -- ten thousand years ago."

Northwest Akron Branch Library

northwest@akronlibrary.org
Phone: 330.836.1081
Branch manager
Greg Trask

Hours
Mon, Jul 15 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 20 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 21 Closed

About the branch

The Northwest Akron Branch Library, along with its neighbor, the Northwest Family Recreation Center, serves as a center of active learning through a diverse offering of programs and resources. A rich collection of books for all ages is just one aspect of what the branch has to offer; its outstanding multimedia collection includes music CDs, audiobooks, and feature and documentary films. The collection has something for just about every interest and taste. Computers and computer classes, WiFi, printing, copying, scanning, and faxing are additional services that make personal and professional growth possible.

Look for Northwest Akron Branch staff at local schools and early childhood centers and at community events throughout the year. Visit the branch for more opportunities to learn and explore with others. Programming for all ages at the library is responsive to community interests, with play and story programming for very young children, book discussion groups for adults, school-age and teen crafting and gaming opportunities, and more. The Northwest Akron Branch Library—your one-stop spot for all your educational and entertainment needs and interests.

Upcoming Events

Tue, Jul 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room

Wed, Jul 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room

Wed, Jul 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Community Room

Wed, Jul 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Conference Room

Thu, Jul 18, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Community Room

Thu, Jul 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room

Mon, Jul 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room

Mon, Jul 22, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Community Room

Mon, Jul 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Community Room

Tue, Jul 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Community Room

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room
This event is full

Fri, Jul 26, 10:30am - 11:30am

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

Mon, Jul 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room

Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Community Room,Conference Room

Mon, Aug 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room

Mon, Aug 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room

Tue, Aug 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room

Wed, Aug 07, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room
This event is full

Rescheduled
Wed, Aug 07, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
New date Wednesday, August 21, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Mon, Aug 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room

Mon, Aug 12, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Community Room

Mon, Aug 12, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Community Room

Wed, Aug 14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room

Wed, Aug 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Community Room